Bitbake has a new way of displaying build status

Posted by Cliff Brake on 2012-08-29 | Read the First Comment

Now instead of displaying a scrolling log, bitbake will display a simple output that lists which tasks it is working on at the moment:

´╗┐´╗┐Currently 4 running tasks (185 of 3093):
0: gmp-native-5.0.5-r0 do_configure (pid 22919)
1: lzo-native-2.06-r1 do_configure (pid 27103)
2: expat-native-2.1.0-r0 do_compile (pid 7463)
3: ncurses-native-5.9-r10.1 do_compile (pid 9820)

This really allows for a clear view of how the parallel threads option (BB_NUMBER_THEADS) in bitbake works.

  • Marcin Juszkiewicz said,

    It is knotty2 and it was present before. Now it is default (no need for -uknotty2 argument).