Subject: Re: pkgsrc on SMP machines
To: None <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 12/15/2005 05:24:14
On Thu, 15 Dec 2005 wrote:
> The downside of this apporach is: if you have a large package like www/firefox,
> it won't be able to take advantage for multiple CPUs

It will also tie up things that wait on dependencies, i.e. if you build N 
apps that want qt, they'll all wait for the qt build. And all the KDExxxx
packages waiting for kdebase.

And I guess there are many more nightmares involved in this, given the 
complexity of the dependency tree[1].

See: KISS.

  - Hubert