Subject: Re: utilizing SMP machines
To: Al B. Snell <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 11/27/2000 23:13:15
On Mon, 27 Nov 2000, Al B. Snell wrote:
> > Sorry for not explaining the assorted guts of the build system -
> > MAKE_PROGRAM is what gets called by to build one single
> > package.
> That's what I thought you meant, fear not :-)
> > It is *not* intended to build more than one package at a time, as
> > there's probably little win in that (at least compared to the can of worms
> > you open to get things locked etc.). The changes I suggested affect both
> > only the "inner" part of the package compile.
> Hmmm... locking can be done with... with... dang! It's not in the base
> system!

I still don't understand where you see a need for locking with what I
suggested. Please explain.

 - Hubert

P.S.: /usr/bin/shlock

Hubert Feyrer <>