Subject: Re: utilizing SMP machines
To: Al B. Snell <>
From: Tim Rightnour <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 11/27/2000 21:01:28
On 27-Nov-00 Hubert wrote:
>> I still don't understand where you see a need for locking with what I
>> suggested. Please explain.

What he is saying, and, what I have seen in the past.. is that if you start two
builds of different packages at the same time, sometimes they end up needing
the same dependency, and run into it at roughly the same time. And really fun
things happen when one does a make configure while the other is still
extracting..  What usually ends up happening is that the two builds stomp on
eachother, and both error out in some way.

Tim Rightnour <>
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