Subject: MAKE_JOBS_SAFE and bulk builds
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Greg Troxel <email@example.com>
Date: 05/16/2007 09:32:20
A month or two ago I set MAKE_JOBS=4 in mk.conf on my notebook (Core
Duo). I have rebuilt packages with pkg_rolling-replace a number of
times, and it seems that each time I do I find a few packages that fail.
I've been committing MAKE_JOBS_SAFE=no, sometimes with a comment about
I haven't tried to fix the offending packages, because that would take
more time than I have, and I think it's incremental progress to just
mark them as unsafe.
Has anyone run bulk builds with MAKE_JOBS=4 on a dual-processor, or some
higher values? I would expect that there would be a lot of failures,
but also that we're getting to the point where it's almost reasonable
for people to turn on MAKE_JOBS.