Subject: Re: make -j and failure modes
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Christos Zoulas <email@example.com>
Date: 12/13/2003 01:46:46
In article <20031212223212.GB17192@mewburn.net>,
Luke Mewburn <lukem@NetBSD.org> wrote:
>On Wed, Dec 10, 2003 at 12:53:24PM -0600, James Chacon wrote:
> | >
> | > Make -j is simply broken (in yet another way) - just avoid it.
> | Actually I can't find other ways it's not working correctly (as long
> | as proper analysis of your Makefiles has been done and .WAIT's added
> | appropriately).
> | This is fixed via adding '|| exit $?' as Ben suggested so I'll
> | probably start reviewing Makefiles for this shortly. In addition
> | the man page for make needs a much clearer explanation of the
> | implications of -j and command execution (since non-compat mode
> | is different than traditional make in this respect with all the
> | commands flowing through 1 shell instance).
>Why can't this be fixed by using ``|| exit $?\n'' instead of ``\n'' as
>the separator for the merged input fed to sh -e when using make -j ?
I even suggested to use " &&\n"