Subject: Re: make: adding .KILL ?
To: None <>
From: Simon J. Gerraty <>
List: tech-toolchain
Date: 11/01/2006 13:56:52
On Wed, 1 Nov 2006 20:48:40 +0000, David Laight writes:
>On Tue, Oct 31, 2006 at 02:41:57PM -0800, Simon J. Gerraty wrote:
>> Those changes work nicely btw, but there is still the issue that a job
>> with _long_ running sub-jobs, won't notice the failure in the other branch
>> until its sub-jobs finish.  I see this in part of my build at work where
>> a big chunk of the tree is built using gmake.  All the bmake jobs stop
>> immediately one of them fails, but the gmake bit chugs on and on...
>So don't use gmake :-)

Preaching to the choir ;-) but not currently an option.  
That was just an example anyway.
The issue remains for any _long_ running child.