Subject: Re: non-.WAIT (was Re: patches to fix make -j)
To: James Chacon <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: tech-toolchain
Date: 12/18/2003 11:39:58
On Thu, 18 Dec 2003, James Chacon wrote:

: What about uses of .WAIT not in SUBDIR definitions? See etc/Makefile for
: lots of examples for instance. This isn't just a recursive make problem.

.WAIT in SUBDIR is the biggest waste of -j resources.

.WAIT not in SUBDIR is usually a hack and should never have been used in the
first place.  Makefiles have dependencies for a reason.

-- Todd Vierling <> <>