christos%zoulas.com@localhost (Christos Zoulas) writes: > On Jan 22, 7:29am, matt%3am-software.com@localhost (Matt Thomas) wrote: > -- Subject: Re: CVS commit: src/share/mk > > | I always wondered why we don't use ln -sf=20 > | and avoid the race. > > That does not work because if the destnation is a directory it will > try to link in the destination directory... (I tried). This is why > I suggested that it needs to be done differently. I feel like I'm completely missing something. A make rule is triggered, and it does something. There are not in general requirements for make rules to be atomic, and it seems like the problem is parallelism in make which is improper, not the rule.
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