The package dependency speedup was committed by portmgr, unfortunately it was not the latest version of it. The most recent version is scheduled for an experimental ports build run (my patch also contains the possibility to switch of the registration of implicit dependencies, if enabled it gives a much better picture regarding which port needs to be rebuild (portrevision bump) in case a dependency changes).
Patches for speeding up “make clean” are also scheduled for an experimental ports build run. The pkg_create patch was also committed to -current.
With all those stuff an update is much faster now, at least for those ports where the compile/build time was much lower than the infrastructure processing (I doubt you will see a significant change in a build of OO 😉 ).
I had a look at some USB PRs and wrote a list of those with patches to Warner (as he is working on USB stuff currently). I also categorized them (easy, not easy, maybe already fixed, …). The easy ones he handled already, for the rest I don’t know his current plans.
Regarding linuxulator stuff I’m working on a MFC patch (no TLS, no futexes). As I don’t have a -stable box I need some help testing it before I can commit it. I only compile tested this on -current with the new gcc 4.2. What I need is:
- testing on i386, amd64 (if I forgot something, it may panic your system)
- “make universe” test (you have to grep all the logs for “Error 1” and investigate the error if there’s one)
- LTP test run, see the wiki for more (best would be a diff of the logs in the result directory of no-patch/patch runs)
- normal linux application use-tests
What the patch provides is:
- mmap fixes
- fix memleaks
- add mprotect/iopl/lstat/ftruncate/statfs64/timer_*/mq_*
- more errno value mapping
- don’t limit number of syscalls to 255
- allow to exec libs
- ioctl TIOCGPTN
- handle more socket options
- add dummy syscalls so that we know what is needed (reports from users)
- linprocfs enhancements