Re: make -j in Debian packages
su, 2006-06-25 kello 16:36 +0200, Wouter Verhelst kirjoitti:
> It has come to my attention that the gem package is currently built
> using 'make -j 4', to have four compiler processes running at the same
> time. This is a bit troublesome for the poor m68k buildd, which is now
> suffering under High Load And Constant Swapping (HLACS).
As far as I can see, using make's -j option is only useful if you have
multiple processors. Packages should not make such assumptions of the
If package maintainer wants to build it faster on their own machine, I
would imagine that checking for an environment variable (DEB_MAKE_OPTS
or something, perhaps?) and using that would be the way to go. By
default, build with a single processor.
I doubt we need a policy change for this. At some point, we need to stop
legislating and start assuming the package maintainers have common
Happiness is going NIH on your own stuff.