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Last Comment Bug 304785 - Replacing NSPR variables in config/ is slow
: Replacing NSPR variables in config/ is slow
: fixed1.8
Product: Core
Classification: Components
Component: Build Config (show other bugs)
: Trunk
: x86 OS/2
: -- minor (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody; OK to take it and work on it
: Gregory Szorc [:gps]
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Reported: 2005-08-16 01:49 PDT by Peter Weilbacher
Modified: 2005-09-28 06:51 PDT (History)
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Faster version for (1.88 KB, patch)
2005-08-16 01:56 PDT, Peter Weilbacher
chase: review+
Details | Diff | Splinter Review
Updated edit patch (1.50 KB, patch)
2005-08-19 21:32 PDT, Steven H. Levine
chase: review+
asa: approval1.8b5+
Details | Diff | Splinter Review

Description Peter Weilbacher 2005-08-16 01:49:24 PDT
Near the end of the configure run (line 7135 of mozilla/ a message
    configure: warning: Recreating with updated nspr-config output
after which the configure process seems to hang for some time while using 100%
CPU. On my relatively fast machine this takes about 1 minute but others said (in
netscape.public.mozilla.os2) that it takes tens of minutes on their machines, so
this is worth improving on.

The "hang" is due to a perl loop used to replace the variables NSPR_LIBS and
NSPR_CFLAGS in config/ This loop is very slow on platforms that are
not as effective at spawning shells (like OS/2) as nspr-config is called for
every line in
Comment 1 Peter Weilbacher 2005-08-16 01:56:54 PDT
Created attachment 192807 [details] [diff] [review]
Faster version for

This alleviates the problem by using the nspr-config call just once, before the
perl loop, to input it into a variable that in turn is used in the perl
I didn't find any other instance of this export + perl $ENV hack so there
probabl y is a better way, but the patch doesn't break anything on Linux while
on OS/2 the time it takes to do this variable replacement is down from one
minute to a fraction of a second.
Comment 2 Steven H. Levine 2005-08-18 21:54:25 PDT
Regarding your hack comment, there is a better way if you get the urge.  Unix
shells do sane quoting.  This means that

  echo 'abc'$v'def'

will do what you expect, so you can get rid of the export and replace the perl
invocation with 

  $PERL -pi.bak -e 's {^NSPR_LIBS\s*=.*} {NSPR_LIBS = '"$NSPR_LIBS_REPL"' }'

I suspect autoconf style would prefer the variable to be lowercased too.

I'd need to test but the double quotes are unlikely to be required.
Comment 3 Mike Kaply [:mkaply] 2005-08-19 08:15:59 PDT
Peter, do you want to try Steven's suggestion before I check this in?
Comment 4 Peter Weilbacher 2005-08-19 08:55:49 PDT
Now I tried it but it doesn't work. With normall commands Steven's trick works
but perl somehow interprets the $\(DIST\) and whatever I try with escaping and
quoting it always gives me CFLAGS like "-I430 430DIST)/include/nspr". So, I
would vote to check in the patch as is.
Comment 5 Steven H. Levine 2005-08-19 21:32:56 PDT
Created attachment 193250 [details] [diff] [review]
Updated edit patch

I neglected to avoid excess variable interpolation.  The revised patch should
handle all cases as long as nspr_config does not output a value containing one
or more single quotes.

FWIW, $( is a variable that represents the read gid of the current process. 
Since OS/2 doesn't do gids, perl always supplies a 0 value.
Comment 6 Peter Weilbacher 2005-08-20 01:29:45 PDT
Comment on attachment 193250 [details] [diff] [review]
Updated edit patch

Yes, that works for me both on OS/2 and Linux with bash or ash as shell. chase,
do you like this one better, too?
Comment 7 Chase Phillips 2005-08-20 12:07:15 PDT
Comment on attachment 193250 [details] [diff] [review]
Updated edit patch

Yeah, even better.
Comment 8 Mike Kaply [:mkaply] 2005-09-15 07:16:18 PDT
Fix checked in.
Comment 9 Peter Weilbacher 2005-09-16 14:11:40 PDT
Comment on attachment 193250 [details] [diff] [review]
Updated edit patch

Mike, thanks for the checkin.

We probably have to do quite a lot of builds on the 1.8 branch, so it would be
nice to get this in there, too.
Comment 10 Asa Dotzler [:asa] 2005-09-27 21:11:01 PDT
Mike or Peter, time is running out on 1.8b5 and I suspect we're soon going to
start withdrawing the approvals for non-blocking bugs to minimize risk. If this
still needs to land on the branch, please do so ASAP and add the "fixed1.8"
keyword. Thanks.

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