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Re: jobs safety of gcc8 package

* On 2020-10-04 at 17:33 BST, David Holland wrote:

> Yesterday I was building gcc8 so I could update my fortran stuff, and
> with MAKE_JOBS set to 6 it failed, the symptoms being first doing two
> concurrent ar updates of libbackend.a and then shortly after crashing
> out because libbackend.a was corrupted. Restarting the build at this
> point after deleting all files namedlibbackend.a repeated the problem
> consistently (tried several times). After restarting with 1 job the
> build (eventualy) completed.
> Should we tag it not MAKE_JOBS_SAFE? Does anyone have data about how
> many jobs it can handle?

I skipped gcc8, so only have data about lang/gcc49, lang/gcc7, and
joyent/gcc9, all of which work perfectly with MAKE_JOBS=48.  I don't
know if that's helpful...

> And did anyone ever implement per-package jobs limits?


Jonathan Perkin  -  Joyent, Inc.  -

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