I have a gradle-based build that executes gradle several times. It would speed things up significantly if gradle was able to use the gradle daemon.
However, even if I start the daemon manually with
./gradlew --daemon, circleci seems to kill it before executing the next command, and thus it has no effect whatsoever (except slowing down the build).
Is there a way to keep the daemon running while the build executes?
Figured out a solution:
- TERM=dumb ./gradlew --foreground:
- until (./gradlew --status | grep -q IDLE); do echo "Waiting for Gradle daemon..."; done
Also make sure the environment is set to pass the same options to the daemon as to the client processes e.g.:
_JAVA_OPTIONS: "-Xms1024m -Xmx2048m"
GRADLE_OPTS: '-Dorg.gradle.jvmargs="-Xms1024m -Xmx2048m"'