[erlang-questions] clarify: multi-threaded make

Kostis Sagonas <>
Fri Nov 28 16:07:00 CET 2008


Bjorn Gustavsson wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 28, 2008 at 2:13 PM, Zoltan Peter Toth
> <> wrote:
>> Hi,
>>
>> Is the multithreaded make (i.e. make -j N) for the OTP source meant to work,
>> or did it just happen to work for me ?
> 
> It probably just happened to work for you. :-)

Zoltan: consider yourself VERY lucky today.

> As far as I know, our Makefiles makes assumption about build order
> that in general are not safe with the -j option.

My experience with "make -j" has generally been pretty bad.
I would not recommend it to anyone at this point.

Kostis



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