We're hiring!
*

Quick hack: Precompiling APK files during Android AOSP build

Robert Foss avatar

Robert Foss
February 23, 2017

Share this post:

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.

Enable precompilation

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

 

Increase system partition size

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

 

Thanks!

This post has been a part of work undertaken by my employer Collabora.

Original post

Comments (0)


Add a Comment






Allowed tags: <b><i><br>Add a new comment:


Search the newsroom

Latest Blog Posts

Profiling virtualized GPU acceleration with Perfetto

22/04/2021

Recently, we have been using Perfetto to successfully profile Apitrace traces in crosvm through VirGL renderer. We have now added perfetto…

Continuous 3D Hand Pose Tracking using Machine Learning & Monado OpenXR

20/04/2021

As part of a project backed by INVEST-AI, a program managed by IVADO Labs, we have developed a multi-stage neural network-based solution…

An easy to use MTP implementation for your next embedded Linux project

13/04/2021

Did you know you could run a permissively-licensed MTP implementation with minimal dependencies on an embedded device? Here's a step-by-step…

Rust: integrating LLVM source-base code coverage with GitLab

24/03/2021

Earlier this year, the Rust compiler gained support for LLVM source-base code coverage. In this post we'll explain how to setup a CI job…

Build and run GTK 4 applications with Visual Studio

18/03/2021

Over the past few months, I've been working on a side project to improve Meson sub-project support. The best stress test is to build projects…

New features, changes & improvements to KernelCI's UI

04/03/2021

The most complete automated testing and continuous integration tool for the Linux kernel continues to evolve at a rapid pace. Here's a look…

Open Since 2005 logo

We use cookies on this website to ensure that you get the best experience. By continuing to use this website you are consenting to the use of these cookies. To find out more please follow this link.

Collabora Ltd © 2005-2021. All rights reserved. Privacy Notice. Sitemap.

Collabora Limited is registered in England and Wales. Company Registration number: 5513718. Registered office: The Platinum Building, St John's Innovation Park, Cambridge, CB4 0DS, United Kingdom. VAT number: 874 1630 19.