ports/162709: DISABLE_MAKE_JOBS should be the default
sgk at troutmask.apl.washington.edu
Mon Nov 21 17:40:12 UTC 2011
The following reply was made to PR ports/162709; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: Steve Kargl <sgk at troutmask.apl.washington.edu>
To: Sayetsky Anton <vsjcfm at gmail.com>
Cc: bug-followup at freebsd.org
Subject: Re: ports/162709: DISABLE_MAKE_JOBS should be the default
Date: Mon, 21 Nov 2011 09:39:45 -0800
On Mon, Nov 21, 2011 at 07:16:39PM +0200, Sayetsky Anton wrote:
> 2011/11/21 Steve Kargl <sgk at troutmask.apl.washington.edu>:
> > Where is MAKE_JOBS_NUMBER documented?
That's hardly acceptable documentation (given that
I'm running FreeBSD-current) ...
> 2.5 Ports/Packages Collection Infrastructure
> The FreeBSD Ports Collection now supports multiple make(1) jobs in
> some supported ports. This is automatically enabled when a port is
> marked as MAKE_JOBS_SAFE and improves CPU utilization at the build
> stage by passing an option -jX to the top level Makefile from the
This last sentence is flat out wrong if the system starts to swap.
> The number X is set to the number of CPUs by default, and can
> be set by users via a make(1) variable MAKE_JOBS_NUMBER. For more
> details, see ports/Mk/bsd.port.mk.
.., and bsd.port.mk isn't acceptable documentation either.
troutmask:kargl zgrep JOB /usr/share/man/man7/ports.7.gz
troutmask:kargl grep JOBS *.html
book.html:<dt><a id="ERESOURCES-CHARTERS-JOBS" name="ERESOURCES-CHARTERS-JOBS"></a><a
eresources.html:<dt><a id="ERESOURCES-CHARTERS-JOBS" name="ERESOURCES-CHARTERS-JOBS"></a><a
So, all of the JOB knobs are undocumented.
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