FreeBSD 9-Stable + Atom D510 Freeze

Thomas Laus lausts at
Fri Sep 20 18:32:37 UTC 2013

Gary Palmer [gpalmer at] wrote:
> It's not a compiler flag, it's a make flag.  make -j n will fork off up to
> n compilers to do the build.  If you just do "make buildworld" then there
> is no parallel compilation.
> It used to be that ports had MAKE_JOBS_SAFE in the Makefile to mark that
> the port could be built using parallel compiles with the '-j' argument
> to make.  It appears that the logic has been switched and now you have
> to mark them as MAKE_JOBS_UNSAFE to say that parallel builds shouldn't be
> done, indicating that parallel builds are the default now (unless I'm
> misreading the code)
> You can try putting
> into /etc/make.conf to see if that stops the problem on port builds.

I don't see that as an option in /usr/share/examples/etc/make.conf.
Did you find that one by reading the source code?  I will add that
to my /etc/make.conf and see if it makes a difference.  This issue is
very intermittant and may not trigger for weeks or months.  I'll
repost to the list if any problems show up after setting the flag in
my /etc/make.conf

Thanks for the help.


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