HEADS UP multi processor compilations for everyone

Anonymous swell.k at gmail.com
Tue Mar 24 23:48:02 PDT 2009

Pav Lucistnik <pav at FreeBSD.org> writes:

> If you are FreeBSD port maintainer:

I'm not one.

> Nothing changes for you, if you don't want. If you want to enable the
> use of multiple cores in your port, add MAKE_JOBS_SAFE=yes to a block
> somewhere below dependency declarations. If you know your port does not
> handle -jX well, and want to disable it from using -jX even when user
> forces this feature, use MAKE_JOBS_UNSAFE=yes. And that's all to it.

Not all ports build using make/gmake. Wouldn't it be better to export
the number of parallel processes so maintainer can decide whether to use
it in his port build system? For example

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Is this completely discouraged?

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