[OpenWrt-Devel] [RFC PATCH] build: re-enable parallelism for mksquashfs

Felix Fietkau nbd at nbd.name
Wed Nov 7 14:52:35 EST 2018

On 2018-11-05 00:19, Daniel Santos wrote:
> This was disabled by commit dcd0e4a6727611f03eb3d3a75f073235f5f1229c due
> to a threading bug back in 2009.  The specifics of the bug are not given
> in the commit message and squashfs-tools has had several updates to it's
> parallelism since this time.  There are currently no open issues related
> to parallelism in their issue tracker:
> https://github.com/plougher/squashfs-tools/issues
> It now "works for me" with 16 threads, and while this is a terrible test
> for a race condition I still propose we remove this work-around
> unless and until we have specific knowledge of a current bug.
> Signed-off-by: Daniel Santos <daniel.santos at pobox.com>
Are the images still reproducible after that change?
If I remember correctly, threading would break that.

- Felix

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