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Re: [Lynx-dev] [PATCH] Fix parallel build with high job counts

From: Diego Elio Pettenò
Subject: Re: [Lynx-dev] [PATCH] Fix parallel build with high job counts
Date: Tue, 01 May 2012 08:34:51 -0700
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Il 01/05/2012 05:11, Thorsten Glaser ha scritto:
> Just one example, as that’s enough to prove breakage ;-)

Well I can say that I can prove breakage in the current makefile as
well, do you want to keep playing at "who builds better", or since
you're the one with the most restrictive make command I can think of,
you can help point out what else needs to be fixed further in my patch?

> When porting mksh to a *lot* of systems I’ve learned to ditch
> all expectations and just use what works, sometimes grudgingly
> accepting kludges.

I've done my share of porting, thank you very much. What sed have to do
with this, honestly I don't know, but I've worked with on a number of
different Linux systems (different distros, different arches), FreeBSD,
NetBSD, OpenBSD, Solaris and so on so forth. So I know the drill.

> Well yes. “All Linux distributions” is a GNU make monoculture.
> There’s a lot more makes out there, supported by even autotools
> for example.

I know that as well. But my patch here would work fine on FreeBSD as
well, and if I'm not mistaken NetBSD too. I forgot that Solaris does not
support -C dir, simply because I never cared about their make before
(always had gmake on my Solaris systems as first thing installed).

Now the question is what you want to do yourself: you can either apply
my patch locally, change the usage of -C which we both knoe exactly how
to replace, and see if the rest works with your tiny make, or you can
keep "teaching" me porting (like I wasn't doing that for years) and
expect me to fix more of your code than I need to.

We're applying this patch already in Gentoo, and that _solves_ real
issues, without introducing (for us) any, power of the monocultures, I
guess. Other Linux (and non-Linux, but with more featureful `make`s)
distributions can pick it up from my mail. So I've done my part.

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