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Re: [RFC]serialize the output of parallel make?

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: [RFC]serialize the output of parallel make?
Date: Fri, 30 Jul 2010 11:53:51 +0300

> From: Paul Smith <address@hidden>
> Date: Fri, 30 Jul 2010 01:26:46 -0400
> Cc: address@hidden
> We have to ensure that these temporary files are cleaned up properly,
> even in the face of users ^C'ing their make invocations.  We also need
> to verify that whatever methods we use will work properly on Windows and
> VMS and other operating systems make supports (where are their "/tmp"
> equivalents?)

For the latter, we could use P_tmpdir, which is quite portable.

This is not to say that I think the original idea is easy to

Actually, it is not entirely clear to me what is meant by
"serialization" in this context.  Commands are invoked by Make in
parallel, and the output is produced in the order of their execution
(modulo buffering issues).  What would serialization look like in this
context?  Can someone show a simple example?

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