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Re: gmake hanging on Solaris 2.7

From: tom_honermann
Subject: Re: gmake hanging on Solaris 2.7
Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2001 15:01:01 -0700

%% Regarding Re: gmake hanging on Solaris 2.7; you wrote:

    th> We are not (yet) using parallel builds.  The commandline being
    th> used is simply "gmake -k" or "gmake -k clean" at the time gmake is
    th> hanging.

  ps> Very surprising.  I've not had any reports of hangs, but even so I'm
  ps> really surprised that there would be a hang when running serially.

Well thats both good and bad news! :)

    th> I built a debug version and started using that in our nightly
    th> build last night.  Of course, it didn't hang.  So, for now, I'll
    th> just continue running the debug one until it does hang, or we'll
    th> just use it if it never does.  I hate leaving mysteries unsolved
    th> though.

  ps> There's an issue in make that _could_, maybe, in theory, cause a
  ps> but I've never experienced it in practice (I have some code to fix it
  ps> but it's not in 3.79.1).

  ps> Also, I thought from looking at the code that it would only happen
  ps> during parallel builds.

If you like, send me the fix you have (assuming you still have it) and I'll
take a look.


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