Heads up: Problems with parallel make

Ken Brown kbrown@cornell.edu
Mon Feb 20 17:14:23 GMT 2023

On 2/20/2023 12:00 PM, Achim Gratz via Cygwin-apps wrote:
> Ken Brown via Cygwin-apps writes:
>> Thanks, Marco.  As expected, that fixes the problem for my test case
>> (building TeX Live).  Obviously it would be better if the make
>> developers would provide a configure option to use a pipe for the
>> jobserver, but this is a good workaround if they don't.
> Does it actually do a parallel build?  I've quickly tested a cmake based
> project with it and it completely serializes the build.  Reverting to
> 4.4 resolves that problem.

It does for my build of TeX Live.  I just tried 'make -j13 check', and I 
saw many make processes and many sh processes running at once.  [But I'm 
currently testing a self-built make]


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