Intel Core Duo. SMP kernel but still only 50% load while using make on ports...

youshi10 at youshi10 at
Thu Feb 8 23:58:25 UTC 2007

On Thu, 8 Feb 2007, Josh Carroll wrote:

>> You know, it'd be cool if there were a knob in the ports framework that
>> allowed port maintainers to specify this, something like PARALLEL_MAKE=yes
>> in the Makefile ...
>> Or is that a dumb idea for some reason I don't understand?
> I personally don't think it's a dumb idea at all. The problem is the
> sheer volume of ports out there. I don't see why the hooks couldn't be
> put in place, though, and let the port maintainers add to it slowly.
> Josh

I agree with both you guys. Having this option would greatly reduce compile times which would be beneficial for everyone.


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