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Re: [PATCH] Windows jobserver updates for GNU make 4.1

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Windows jobserver updates for GNU make 4.1
Date: Thu, 25 Feb 2016 19:53:29 +0200

> From: Paul Smith <address@hidden>
> Date: Wed, 24 Feb 2016 20:25:43 -0500
> On Wed, 2016-02-24 at 17:27 +0000, Troy Runkel wrote:
> > This patch expands the maximum number of simultaneous jobs on Windows
> > from 63 (limit dictated by Windows MAXIMUM_WAIT_OBJECTS) to 4095.
> >  
> > It also fixes a situation where GNU make on Windows could deadlock
> > and/or suffer memory corruption issues if –j or –j63 was used.  The
> > problem was due to the way that $(shell …) commands are handled.
> Thanks Troy this looks like good stuff.

Thanks, I will install this in a couple of days, after a more careful
reading of the patch.  I saw a busy-wait loop there, which I'm not
sure I like.

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