Commit 4712fdf7 authored by Michel Dänzer's avatar Michel Dänzer Committed by Michel Dänzer
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gitlab-ci: Use per-job ccache

Instead of a single cache shared between all jobs, but reduce the
maximum cache size to 1.5G (from 5G).

Rationale for smaller cache:

Pulling & pushing a 5G cache could take a long time. Consider

 (click the "Show
complete raw" button to see timestamps): Pulling the cache took
1569927241-1569927194 = 47 seconds, pushing it 1569927671-1569927519
= 152, for a total of 199 seconds. The actual build took comparable
1569927518-1569927243 = 275 seconds, despite no cache hits from ccache.
In other words, the cache transfers almost doubled the job duration,
and they would have negated any build time benefits from ccache even
with a high cache hit rate.

Also, the smaller caches avoid blowing up storage requirements for them
too much.

Rationale for per-job caches:

Making a single cache significantly smaller might result in cached
build products from one job getting evicted by another job, reducing
the likelihood of cache hits from previous pipelines.

* Move up "ccache --max-size=1500M" call (Eric Engestrom)
Reviewed-by: Eric Engestrom's avatarEric Engestrom <>
parent a1a56721
Pipeline #68058 passed with stages
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......@@ -98,6 +98,7 @@ test-container:arm64:
- debian-10
stage: build
key: ${CI_JOB_NAME}
- ccache
......@@ -114,6 +115,7 @@ test-container:arm64:
- export PATH="/usr/lib/ccache:$PATH"
- export CCACHE_DIR="$PWD/ccache"
- ccache --max-size=1500M
- ccache --zero-stats || true
- ccache --show-stats || true
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