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Re: possible solution for -Otarget recurse

From: David Boyce
Subject: Re: possible solution for -Otarget recurse
Date: Sun, 5 May 2013 18:48:04 -0400

On Sun, May 5, 2013 at 2:49 PM, Stefano Lattarini
<address@hidden> wrote:
> On 05/05/2013 05:30 PM, Paul Smith wrote:
>> On Sun, 2013-05-05 at 11:11 +0200, Stefano Lattarini wrote:
>>> Sorry to add this only now, but I realized the failure is only
>>> reproducible if I run the testsuite with "make -j", as in "make -j8
>>> check; and even in that case, the failure is racy.  With a bare "make
>>> check", things work for me as well.  On the other hand, increasing the
>>> parallelism even more, other tests start to fail as well:
>> The test suite definitely cannot be run in parallel.
> I realize that (and it's no issue, considering how fast the make testsuite
> is); but I often run a "make -j8 check" just after running "./configure"
> (requires less typing than "make -j8 && make check"), and that's where
> things broke down.

Remember that GNU make has a .NOTPARALLEL special target to suppress
parallelism. Maybe a makefile in the test suite would benefit from one
of those?


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