Compiling utilizing multiple CPUs

Chuck Swiger cswiger at
Mon Jan 14 16:47:06 PST 2008

On Jan 14, 2008, at 3:55 PM, Christoffer Strömblad wrote:
> Having looked through much of the available documentation one thing
> continues to elude me... Is it possible to specify globally how many
> CPUs are available when compiling a port? When I compile a port now it
> seems as if only one CPU is used, even though more are available.

The quality of the Makefiles or similar used by individual ports  
varies, and many of them are not safe to compile in a multithreaded  
fashion.  You can set "MAKEFLAGS=-j3" or similar in your environment,  
but it's really not recommended.


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