Make buildworld failure

Jonathan Arnold jdarnold at
Tue Aug 19 15:46:02 PDT 2003

Charles Howse wrote:
>>>cd /usr/src
>>>make buildworld (drat, I should have done make -j4 buildworld!)
>>Actually, no, don't do the -j4 - I think that's why it worked.
>>I was fiddling with the -j flag once and ran into a bunch of
>>problems, when it was pointed out that this isn't a "supported"
>>way of doing a make buildworld. I stopped using it and all was
> Very interesting.
> On page 490 of "FreeBSD Unleashed" it references the -j4 parameter as a
> way to speed up the make buildworld process by spawning multiple
> simultaneous processes.
> The same thing is referenced in Chapter 20 of the FreeBSD Handbook.
> Is this now depreciated?

In fact, "FreeBSD Unleashed" is where I first saw it, and got caught
by it.

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