using multiple processors for ports builds and/or portupgrade(1)?

Kris Kennaway kris at
Sat Oct 11 19:00:31 PDT 2003

On Sat, Oct 11, 2003 at 06:25:53PM -0700, George Hartzell wrote:
> I have a dual processor machine sitting at a load of 1 during a
> "portupgrade -f gnome2".
> Are the Makefiles in the ports trees safe to use with -j 4 or -j 6 on
> a dual processor machine?  I'm worried about how the dependencies are
> handled, etc....
> If the make is a safe thing to do, is there a standard way to
> encourage portupgrade to take advantage of it?

In general, I'd be surprised if a significant percentage of ports are
-j safe.

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