INDEX user-friendliness and SMP speed-up patch

Dag-ErlingSmørgrav des at
Mon Mar 15 07:30:31 PST 2004

Kris Kennaway <kris at> writes:
> * Allows parallel INDEX builds (using make -j).  The most obvious way
>   of doing this doesn't work, because I/O from child makes is broken up
>   into 2k chunks, and output lines from 'make describe' that exceed this
>   length (*cough* GNOME *cough*) will be intertwined with the output of
>   other makes, leading to a corrupted INDEX.  Instead, I collect the
>   output from the child make processes in temporary files and
>   recombine them at the end.

Doesn't make -P work as advertised?

Dag-Erling Smørgrav - des at

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