[PATCH] image: let mksquashfs4 use all processors

Stijn Tintel stijn at linux-ipv6.be
Sat Feb 19 07:54:22 PST 2022

Drop the -processors argument from the mksquashfs4 call, so it will use
all available processors. This dramatically reduces the time to create
squashfs filesystems.

The times below are observed when building an image for my main router,
the WatchGuard Firebox M300 (qoriq target):

real    4m45,973s

real    0m23,497s

Signed-off-by: Stijn Tintel <stijn at linux-ipv6.be>
 include/image.mk | 3 +--
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/include/image.mk b/include/image.mk
index 275a0adcac..a7b04bac6b 100644
--- a/include/image.mk
+++ b/include/image.mk
@@ -229,8 +229,7 @@ $(eval $(foreach S,$(NAND_BLOCKSIZE),$(call Image/mkfs/jffs2-nand/template,$(S))
 define Image/mkfs/squashfs-common
 	$(STAGING_DIR_HOST)/bin/mksquashfs4 $(call mkfs_target_dir,$(1)) $@ \
 		-nopad -noappend -root-owned \
-		-processors 1

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