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Re: max number of jobs for core 2 duo CPUs?

On 1 Oct 2008, at 8:34, Volkmar Seifert wrote:
Indeed, the 2N+1 setting is only useful for lightspeed-systems, which are usually hardly found in common setups, and of course I have no tests done.

I disagree. The idea behind 2N (+1) is that no core is ever idling because
a process is waiting for disk I/O. The exceptions is of course when the
additional processes consume too much memory and the system starts to
page a lot.

I use "-j 2" on my single and "-j 4" on my dual core system and achieve
good build performance with that setting.

        Kind regards

Matthias Scheler                 

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