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Re: CVS make showed 'INTERNAL: reap_children' error

From: Paul D. Smith
Subject: Re: CVS make showed 'INTERNAL: reap_children' error
Date: Tue, 12 Apr 2005 23:18:59 -0400

%% "Art Haas" <address@hidden> writes:

  ah> Also, 'make' seems to be using much more memory than the 3.80
  ah> version.  I can run 'top' and see make using 70+ Megs of memory
  ah> when a GCC build is running, and in addition executing 'make
  ah> install' on a completed GCC build takes a long time to actually
  ah> begin installing things, where the older 'make' binary begins the
  ah> installation process very quickly. I'm running on
  ah> i586-pc-linux-gnu using Debian unstable, so the system make
  ah> installed as /usr/bin/make is Debian's 3.80-9 package.

I've just committed a fix to CVS for this problem.  Make should once
again be as fast as it was before (or at least not noticeably slower)
and it shouldn't use significantly more memory than it used to.

I'm still looking at how to fix the other problem you had (the internal


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