[Scons-dev] SCons with shared resource

Bill Deegan bill at baddogconsulting.com
Wed Nov 20 18:36:03 EST 2013


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On Wed, Nov 20, 2013 at 3:03 PM, <Alex.Burton at csiro.au> wrote:

> Hi,


> I am successfully using scons for batch processing of simulation work.


> Unfortunately some of the tasks share resources that prevent them being

> executed in parallel.

> Other tasks are can be run in parallel.


> This means that I need to run scons in single processor mode, meaning some

> tasks are unnecessarily serialised.


> I am considering modifying the scons code to allow specification of a

> shared resource/ mutex for certain tasks.


> Does anyone have any advise as to how this is best implemented ?


One simple way to do this is to add a non existant file as a SideEffect()
(see man page).
Of those processes which you want to prevent running in parallel with each
SCons should then avoid running two jobs which touch the same sideeffect

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