Subject: Re: bin/31532 (nbmake loses track of its children?)
To: None <gnats-bugs@NetBSD.org>
From: Alan Barrett <email@example.com>
Date: 09/30/2006 12:49:44
On Sat, 30 Sep 2006, dsl@NetBSD.org wrote:
> Synopsis: nbmake loses track of its children?
> Rev 1.117 of usr.bin/make/job.h applies change '3' above.
You mean job.c, not job.h, and change '2', I think:
2) Have make call wait3(-1, NULL, WNOHANG) on entry to determine if it
already has children, and skip the message if there are any.
> I suspect that the build scripts in src/distrib/sets/sets.subr could be
> changed to use a quoted 'here doc' when the shell would have a bound on
> the data size and would write it all into the pipe without forking.
You can't assume that the build will be done with NetBSD's /bin/sh.
> OTOH they could be changed so that they contain shell
> loops/conditionals instead of make ones....
Hmmm. Maybe I'll look into that.
--apb (Alan Barrett)