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Re: FreeBSD, autom4te and locking on NFS

From: Noah Misch
Subject: Re: FreeBSD, autom4te and locking on NFS
Date: Thu, 27 Apr 2006 15:15:40 -0700
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On Thu, Apr 27, 2006 at 09:57:33AM -0700, Paul Eggert wrote:
> I've lost some context here.  Could someone please remind me why all
> that locking stuff is in XFile.pm?  After all, the last line of BUGS
> says, "Parallel builds via `make -jN' do not work."  So why does
> XFile.pm worry whether "make -j" works?

`make -j' does not work in the Autoconf source tree.  We do cater to the
possibility of concurrent `autom4te's, such as `autoconf' and `autoheader'
running concurrently in some source tree that is prepared for `make -j'.

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