Subject: Re: i386 MP performance ( and generic almost same)
To: Greg Troxel <>
From: David Laight <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/12/2007 07:55:29
On Sun, Nov 11, 2007 at 04:45:56PM -0500, Greg Troxel wrote:
> Bernd Ernesti <> writes:
> That's all true, but I've been running with MAKE_JOBS = 2, 3 or 4 for a
> long time.  This just passes e.g. -j3 to the make invocation to build
> the package.  I have run into packages that fail, and have marked those
> MAKE_JOBS_SAFE=no, and others have done that too.  ...
> Actually fixing the packages that aren't "-jN safe" is a lot of work, of
> course, and those fixes really should be done upstream.

Trouble is, one sucessful build doesn't actually mean the package will
always safely build with -j4.


David Laight: