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Re: gcc build is serialised

On Wed, Apr 30, 2008 at 07:20:44PM +0100, Andrew Doran wrote:
 > So there is (or was) a requirement to serialise certain parts of the gcc
 > build. The manual page for make says this:
 >      The way that parallel makes are scheduled changed in NetBSD 4.0 so that
 >      .ORDER and .WAIT apply recursively to the dependant nodes.  The algo-
 >      rithms used may change again in the future.

This is maybe a stupid question, but how can .WAIT be recursive? It
establishes a barrier, which, by its nature, can only be in one
specific place. (Or at least that's how I thought it worked.)

David A. Holland

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