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Old   July 31, 2014, 08:27
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Dear all,

I am by now modifying the way equations are solved in OF221. To be precise, it is the method of solving the equation system with another method.

My problem is that it takes at least ONE hour to compile... and after, when I check the resolution, if I have done a mistake, it will take another hour to copile again.

Is there a shortcut so that I could recompile a part only or a way to be quicker ?

Thank you by advance and have a nice month of august !

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Old   August 5, 2014, 14:25
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If you have a multicore machine, you can compile in parallel. You need to set the WM_NCOMPPROCs variable to the number of processors you want to use to compile. Other than that, if you are compiling the entire source tree (which seems like you need to if you are changing the solution method to something completely new) there is no shortcut as far as I know I'm afraid.
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Another thing you can do is create a separate library with your custom solver algorithm. That way you don't have to compile all of OpenFOAM, just the bits you're working with.
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