[erlang-questions] Can I build Erlang with make -j?

Dmytro Lytovchenko <>
Wed Jan 30 13:17:04 CET 2019


Make will guarantee the clean result if the makefile targets are lined up
properly.
So far I have observed it works well, no matter if I set MAKEFLAGS before I
build or install with kerl or asdf, or if I generate automake/autoconf on a
single core and then do make -j#

On Wed, 30 Jan 2019 at 12:19, Roger Lipscombe <>
wrote:

> I'm building Erlang/OTP (using kerl, but I don't think that's
> relevant) and it's taking forever. Can I use MAKEFLAGS=-j8 to make it
> quicker? Is this supported?
>
> I mean, sure, it *appears* to be working (though something's using
> more than 8 cores, somehow, and my music playback's getting choppy).
> But is it *guaranteed* to work?
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