1.5.2 Mac OSX Building Based On Files Changed


#1

There has been a major performance issue with 1.5.2. In 1.5.1, I never had any issues with the compiler seeing files changed and recompiling. In 1.5.2, after I make a change in any file (html/ts), it is anywhere from 5 seconds - 5 minutes before node rebuilds my app. It seems as though it is polling at a certain time, although 1.5.1 was consistently 1-2 seconds after I change a file. Seems like it gets hung up at downloading missing packages sometimes. I am constantly having to either wait a few minutes after making any changes, or go to activity monitor, kill the node process, waiting for it to shut down, then re-running my command to build meteor debug. This is really slowing me down.


#2

I’m having this exact same issue. Always when saving files the rebuilding gets stuck on “Downloading missing packages” for about 2 minutes before continuing. The node process also spikes to >100% CPU according to Activity Monitor.

I’ve tried removing .meteor/local & restarting and reinstalling meteor & rebuilding whole project. Only reverting back to 1.5.1 gets rid of the problem.

I’m running macOS 10.12.6 on the latest MBP

Edit: It seems that the text “Downloading missing packages” does not always appear. Sometimes the prompt skips a bunch of lines, and starts logging somewhere middle of the build.


#3

I am also having build problems on 1.5.2 on OSX, but mostly because not all file changes are picked up by Meteor. Not just CSS files, as in https://github.com/meteor/meteor/issues/9054, but mainly .js files. I find myself frequently doing a meteor reset to make sure that every file gets compiled.


#4

It’s likely the same problem as https://github.com/meteor/meteor/issues/9054. Are you able to make the problem go away by setting the METEOR_WATCH_PRIORITIZE_CHANGED environment variable to false?: For example:

METEOR_WATCH_PRIORITIZE_CHANGED=false meteor # ... more args as usual.

#5

At least for me setting the variable did not change the situation.

Just for reference, I created an issue to github about the problem: https://github.com/meteor/meteor/issues/9094


#6

@kirstu I think I misspoke about your issue being the same as 9054. I don’t think it is. Thank you for creating that 9094 issue!

@willemx Your situation, on the other hand, does sound like 9054.

Sorry for the confusion!