Make process title - % complete

Boris Kochergin spawk at
Wed Oct 21 00:57:11 UTC 2009

Giorgos Keramidas wrote:
> On Mon, 19 Oct 2009 17:51:42 +0200, Ivan Voras <ivoras at> wrote:
>> 2009/10/19 Alex Kozlov <spam at>:
>>> How about add this statistic to make info handler?
>> You mean SIGINFO?
> Yes, that's the ``info handler''.
> While printing something on SINGINFO arrival is a nice idea, it may not
> be extremely useful for make(1).  With dd(1) this is very useful to see,
> but with long-running make jobs that write tons of output to stderr any
> information from SIGINFO may be lost in the noise.
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The SIGINFO handler could be made to put the make process to sleep for, 
say, a second to give the user some time to read the statistics, but I'm 
sure there are lots of objections to be made to that, too.


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