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authorRichard Purdie <>2019-09-19 13:20:56 +0100
committerRichard Purdie <>2019-09-19 20:30:35 +0100
commit886a71438f46d6c49f171998a2ecaf9590638fbe (patch)
treed37673f2b4ebc1c9029f872f1392443f2067e150 /bitbake/lib/bb
parent2af45501fd998771b2102b9724be2a6d6a4eab7b (diff)
bitbake: utils: Add ionice option to prunedir
Autobuilder type infrastructure can benefit from deletion of certain files as background IO due to the way Linux filesystem priority works. We have problems where build directories as part of oe-selftest being delete starves the running tasks of IO to the point builds take much longer to compelte. Having this option of running the deletion at "idle" helps a lot with that. (Bitbake rev: 797354d285f6d624d9adb52bab65823572da0e39) Signed-off-by: Richard Purdie <>
Diffstat (limited to 'bitbake/lib/bb')
1 files changed, 7 insertions, 4 deletions
diff --git a/bitbake/lib/bb/ b/bitbake/lib/bb/
index 3e90b6a306..d035949b3d 100644
--- a/bitbake/lib/bb/
+++ b/bitbake/lib/bb/
@@ -677,7 +677,7 @@ def _check_unsafe_delete_path(path):
return True
return False
-def remove(path, recurse=False):
+def remove(path, recurse=False, ionice=False):
"""Equivalent to rm -f or rm -rf"""
if not path:
@@ -686,7 +686,10 @@ def remove(path, recurse=False):
if _check_unsafe_delete_path(path):
raise Exception('bb.utils.remove: called with dangerous path "%s" and recurse=True, refusing to delete!' % path)
# shutil.rmtree(name) would be ideal but its too slow
- subprocess.check_call(['rm', '-rf'] + glob.glob(path))
+ cmd = []
+ if ionice:
+ cmd = ['ionice', '-c', '3']
+ subprocess.check_call(cmd + ['rm', '-rf'] + glob.glob(path))
for name in glob.glob(path):
@@ -695,12 +698,12 @@ def remove(path, recurse=False):
if exc.errno != errno.ENOENT:
-def prunedir(topdir):
+def prunedir(topdir, ionice=False):
# Delete everything reachable from the directory named in 'topdir'.
# CAUTION: This is dangerous!
if _check_unsafe_delete_path(topdir):
raise Exception('bb.utils.prunedir: called with dangerous path "%s", refusing to delete!' % topdir)
- remove(topdir, recurse=True)
+ remove(topdir, recurse=True, ionice=ionice)
# Could also use return re.compile("(%s)" % "|".join(map(re.escape, suffixes))).sub(lambda mo: "", var)