Subject: Re: Have pkgsrc building make use of SMP?
To: None <tech-pkg@NetBSD.org>
From: J Chapman Flack <email@example.com>
Date: 04/06/2005 10:36:40
> The problem is not with packages. It is either bmake, or pkgsrc
> Makefiles, or both.
> Speaking from experience :)
So, what *is* the experience? If there isn't a PR or a reasonably clear
example, how can the problem be fixed?
I'm not questioning the experience, just looking for details. I build
kernels with -j2 on a two-processor machine with no trouble. Seems to me
(if I try to imagine writing it) that writing a paralle make should not be
very difficult, but writing parallel makeFILES could be quite hard to get
right. Are you sure that's not the source of problems?