Upper limit on make -j ?

Pieter de Goeje pieter at degoeje.nl
Tue Nov 27 07:57:07 PST 2007

On Tuesday 27 November 2007, Andy Greenwood wrote:
> Aryeh Friedman wrote:
> > Before I file a PR I just want to know if it is worth it to file a PR
> > for:
> >
> > make -j1000 buildworld buildkernel installkernel
> > seg faulting
> I thought that the kernel builds couldn't be built using parallel jobs,
> that it might break something. Is that not true?
In my experience parallel kernel builds are fine. I think (wild guess) the OP 
is running out of memory and somewhere in make or gcc the return value of 
malloc() isn't checked.

Pieter de Goeje

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