Make on SMP systems

Rex Dieter rdieter at
Wed Mar 23 15:38:51 UTC 2005

Owen Taylor wrote:

>>Only if the Makefile's are broken.  Still, if the Makefiles are broken, 
>>you can still get *some* build-speed benefits from smp boxes if that is 
>>the case by using:
>>make -k %{?_smp_mflags} || make
> On the other hand, one might say that if the makefiles are broken on
> SMP, trying to force a SMP build with them is a bad idea. Is it more
> important that the package builds fast or that it builds right?

Of course, absolutely.

I was *thinking* of build-safety too, but that notion never made it into 
my post.  (-:

-- Rex

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