A big issue with lang/rust and its users is that building it takes
about three times longer than people have patience for.
Simlilar to ccache there is sccache which can be used for rust.
As this is a rust program, this is unfortunately a chicken and
egg problem, as opposed to ccache, we cannot depend on the sscache
The newly added bsd.sscache.mk supports the following three variables:
- SSCACHE_SIZE how much space do you want to sacrifice for time
- SSCACHE_DIR what space do you want to sacrifice
- SCCACHE_BIN the sccache binary you provide
- SCCACHE_SIZE defaults to 16G
- SCCACHE_BIN defaults to SCCACHE_DIR/sccache if the latter is set
This makes it quite easy to inject sccache into poudriere, by abusing
the current ccache infrastructure (obviously this can be improved).
For this to work properly, the ccache dirs in poudriere have to be
split by architecture/version (as we put the sccache binary there in
Assuming the ccache used by the 14-CURRENT amd64 jail called 140amd64 is /zcache/ccache/140-64
i.e. you have
in the /usr/local/etc/poudriere.d/140amd64-poudriere.conf
Create a place for the sccache:
> mkdir -p /zcache/ccache/140-64/sccache
Copy the pre-compiled sccache binary:
> cp /usr/local/bin/sccache /zcache/ccache/140-64/sccache
> echo SCCACHE_DIR=/root/.ccache/sccache >> /usr/local/etc/poudriere.d/140amd64-make.conf
This change makes it possible to compile for example lang/rust and
graphics/librsvg2-rust in poudriere quite fast:
> poudriere bulk -j140amd64 -pmain -tC lang/rust graphics/librsvg2-rust
[...] [00:19:04]  [00:18:56] Finished lang/rust | rust-1.53.0: Success [00:20:30]  [00:01:22] Finished graphics/librsvg2-rust | librsvg2-rust-2.50.3_4: Success [...]
while using around 1G of disk space.
Note: I have no clue of rust and its build tools, so I might have missed
something and broken another :)
As an example x11/wezterm here gives a speep improvement of around 40%:
- with sccache: around 4.5 minutes
- without sccache: around 7 minutes