Subject: Re: bin/31532 (nbmake loses track of its children?)
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From: Alan Barrett <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 09/30/2006 10:55:02
The following reply was made to PR bin/31532; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Alan Barrett <>
Subject: Re: bin/31532 (nbmake loses track of its children?)
Date: Sat, 30 Sep 2006 12:49:44 +0200

 On Sat, 30 Sep 2006, 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)