[llvm-dev] LLVM build performance with LLVM

Itaru Kitayama via llvm-dev llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org
Thu Jan 2 18:08:52 PST 2020

Yes, I was indeed trying to build LLVM with a Debug build. I'll stop doing
that from now on.

I am on JSC's JURON machine which has 251 GB of memory on the login node,
that's more than sufficient
to do a build, I suppose, and the linker is LLD as LLVM has a CMake
variable to select the linker.

On Fri, Jan 3, 2020 at 11:02 AM David Blaikie <dblaikie at gmail.com> wrote:

> Were you trying to use a Debug build to build LLVM? Yes, that would be
> very slow.
> If you mean you were using a release build of LLVM to build a Debug build
> of LLVM - yeah, that's generally going to be recommended. Did this get
> slower/change significantly in performance? Many people have trouble with
> building Debug builds (no matter the host compiler) especially if they're
> using bfd-ld, since it's quite slow/uses a lot of memory. There are a few
> other issues to do with memory usage (do you have less than about a GB of
> RAM per CPU? Then you'll probably hit swapping by default & have a bad time
> - there are ways around that)
> On Thu, Jan 2, 2020 at 5:42 PM Itaru Kitayama via llvm-dev <
> llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> When building LLVM, is it always recommended to do it with the
>> latest official release, currently, it is 9.0.1? I ask because when I
>> tried
>> it with a Debug build, it took an enormous amount of time on POWER8.
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