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Re: Testing parallel builds

On Mon, 2007-10-08 at 14:36 +0200, Bernd Zeimetz wrote:
> >> Anyway, I'm aware a lot of packages will probably break at the moment, which 
> >> is why I'm using wishlist.
> > 
> >   I still believe that you should not file such bugs, I still fail to
> > see how it improves debian, as if we really need to build more packages
> > at the same time, we could run many sbuild instances on the same
> > machine.
> Some years ago I've used -j sometimes to speed up building on Solaris
> (using gmake and gcc) on multiprocessor machines, very often with the
> result that the build went trough fine, but the resulting binary was
> broken. Since that time I've avoided to use -j, except to test things.
> But probably those problems were fixed in the meantime....

These problems are the result of bugs in the makefiles, not in make.  So
they can only be fixed there.  (Well, there is a Solaris bug that
affects parallel builds using gmake over NFS, but that causes spurious
failures, not silently broken results.)


Ben Hutchings
I haven't lost my mind; it's backed up on tape somewhere.

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