February 23, 2017
By precompiling APK files during AOSP build a few minutes can be shaved off of the development iteration time on most commonly found Android hardware.
cd /opt/aosp_checkout/ find . -name BoardConfig.mk ./device/huawei/angler/BoardConfig.mk ./device/generic/mini-emulator-x86/BoardConfig.mk ./device/generic/arm64/BoardConfig.mk ./device/generic/mini-emulator-x86_64/BoardConfig.mk ./device/generic/mini-emulator-armv7-a-neon/BoardConfig.mk ./device/generic/mips/BoardConfig.mk ./device/generic/mips64/BoardConfig.mk ./device/generic/x86_64/BoardConfig.mk ./device/generic/mini-emulator-arm64/BoardConfig.mk ./device/generic/mini-emulator-mips/BoardConfig.mk ./device/generic/x86/BoardConfig.mk ./device/generic/armv7-a-neon/BoardConfig.mk ./device/generic/mini-emulator-mips64/BoardConfig.mk ./device/lge/bullhead/BoardConfig.mk ./device/linaro/generic/linaro_x86_64_only/BoardConfig.mk ./device/linaro/generic/linaro_arm64/BoardConfig.mk ./device/linaro/generic/linaro_arm64_only/BoardConfig.mk ./device/linaro/generic/linaro_x86_64/BoardConfig.mk ./device/linaro/generic/BoardConfig.mk ./device/linaro/generic/linaro_arm/BoardConfig.mk ./device/linaro/hikey/hikey/BoardConfig.mk # Edit the BoardConfig.mk that you are using for your build cd device/linaro/generic/ nano BoardConfig.mk # Add the config option WITH_DEXPREOPT := true # Propagate the new settings make defconfig make all
Depending on the previous system partition size and how many APKs that are built, you may need to increase the system partition size.
nano configs/defconfig # Change the below variable to something big enough to house all of you binaries CONFIG_BOARD_SYSTEMIMAGE_PARTITION_SIZE=1100000000 # Propagate the new settings make defconfig make all
This post has been a part of work undertaken by my employer Collabora.
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