[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: Parallel make with distributed systems

From: SF Markus Elfring
Subject: Re: Parallel make with distributed systems
Date: Sun, 03 May 2015 19:42:55 +0200
User-agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:31.0) Gecko/20100101 Thunderbird/31.6.0

> The question is, why is it the case that these challenges, tasks, work,
> and constraints need to be handled within make itself,
> rather than farmed out to a separate process via the SHELL capability?

Does it matter to get the accounting for the processor cores right?

> Offhand I can't see any reason why make has to internalize this effort:
> it seems cleaner, and simpler, to me to have different job management
> environments provide their own command line tool that can submit jobs to
> be run, which could be used by any build system, and integrate that with
> make via the SHELL variable rather than through a compiled-in API.

Can a build tool make more efficient decisions from its knowledge
about software dependencies?
How many dependency management needs to be copied by an other tool
in this application context?

> It's quite possible I'm just not seeing the benefits; if you have a
> specific use-case in mind and could describe them, that would be very
> helpful to the discussion.

I would like to get access to more data processing resources
a bit easier.


reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]