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Re: [Patch #7327] Add the option -J / --auto-jobs to auto-decide a sane

From: Edward Welbourne
Subject: Re: [Patch #7327] Add the option -J / --auto-jobs to auto-decide a sane number of job slots
Date: Thu, 13 Jan 2011 10:54:30 +0100

> This patch adds the option -J / --auto-jobs, which uses the
> sysconf(_SC_NPROCESSORS_ONLN) function to decide the number of job
> slots to use.

This sounds like a highly useful feature to me.  I and my colleagues
use diverse clumsy rules of thumb to decide what value to give to -j
and -l; having a command-line option that knows how to Do The Right
Thing would be ideal - especially on our build farm, as Bjørn noted.


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