Subject: Re: i386 MP performance ( and generic almost same)
To: None <>
From: Aleksej Saushev <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/11/2007 20:34:48
Bernd Ernesti <> writes:

> On Sun, Nov 11, 2007 at 11:11:12AM -0600, Eric Haszlakiewicz wrote:
>> Cem Kayali wrote:
>> >I'm sorry to hear i can use only single core especially for compiling 
>> >pkgsrc
>> >softwares... 
>> Well, actually there are some settings that might allow you to do this.  
>> On a very granular level, you can set PKGSRC_LOCKTYPE and manually run 
>> make in multiple directories.  I've used this with some success in the past.
>> Another setting that I haven't used, but sounds promising based on 
>> what's in mk/defaults/mk.conf, is MAKE_JOBS, which adds a -j<whatever> 
>> to the individual package builds.  However, it says it's experimental, 
>> so I have no idea how well it works in practice.
> I tied it but gave up after there were a few packages which didn't work with
> it. Hunting down the obvious problems took too much time.
> There was also some kind of warning on one of the mailing lists here that
> using MAKE_JOBS can result in a package, but the result may not be what you
> expect, because a library or any other binary may be miss compiled due too
> out of order compiles.

Preliminary, ffcall and libtool-base.