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From Jun Wu <wujun....@gmail.com>
Subject Re: update build instructions
Date Thu, 02 Nov 2017 15:57:56 GMT
Many of developers are using Makefile. Getting rid of it doesn't sound user
friendly.

On Thu, Nov 2, 2017 at 8:53 AM, Chris Olivier <cjolivier01@gmail.com> wrote:

> I don't know why we don't get rid of the Makefile altogether and use cmake.
> It's a pain to manage both of them independently.  Does anyone know why we
> still use the Makefile?
>
> On Thu, Nov 2, 2017 at 8:45 AM, Pedro Larroy <pedro.larroy.lists@gmail.com
> >
> wrote:
>
> > Hi
> >
> > For me it's more about correctness and reproducibility than build
> > times, nonetheless, seems that the ninja build is significantly faster
> > than the Make build:
> >
> > Make:
> >
> > real    4m32.779s
> > user    43m33.236s
> > sys     0m52.940s
> >
> > CMake + Ninja:
> >
> > real    3m30.794s
> > user    36m2.564s
> > sys     0m56.368s
> >
> > Compiled on an g3.4xlarge with ebs
> >
> > Provisioned IOPS SSD
> >
> > io (115000 iops)
> >
> >
> > Pedro.
> >
> > On Thu, Nov 2, 2017 at 4:07 PM, Bhavin Thaker <bhavinthaker@gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> > > Hi Pedro,
> > >
> > > Using Ninja to improve build times is a good suggestion. Can you share
> > the
> > > build times you have observed with and without using Ninja? I presume
> you
> > > have enabled compile-time options for GPU builds and Distributed MXNet
> > for
> > > the builds you have experimented with.
> > >
> > > See also:
> > > https://ninja-build.org/manual.html
> > >
> > > Thanks,
> > > Bhavin Thaker.
> > >
> > > On Thu, Nov 2, 2017 at 7:57 AM, Pedro Larroy <
> > pedro.larroy.lists@gmail.com>
> > > wrote:
> > >
> > >> Hi
> > >>
> > >> I would like to update the MXNet build instructions.
> > >>
> > >> In particular I was thinking that it would be a good idea to update
> > >> the instructions to use CMake + Ninja. And add more information about
> > >> the different build flavours.
> > >>
> > >>
> > >> https://mxnet.incubator.apache.org/install/index.html
> > >>
> > >>
> > >> Thoughts?
> > >>
> >
>

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