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Re: [bug #17873] .NOTPARALLEL enhancements

From: Reinier Post
Subject: Re: [bug #17873] .NOTPARALLEL enhancements
Date: Fri, 6 Jul 2012 22:36:32 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

On Fri, Jul 06, 2012 at 03:19:11PM +0000, Jason Merrill wrote:


> I note that patch #5108 seems to create a single global mutex, whereas the
> documentation for the SCO .MUTEX target suggests that each occurrence of
> .MUTEX creates a separate mutex, so that given
> .MUTEX: this that
> .MUTEX: yours mine

Yikes - isn't make complicated enough?

Isn't there a straightforward way to handle this
that better fits with the Unix toolbox philosophy?

E.g. by using a wrapper command to handle the mutual exclusion?
Something like

        with-pidfile /tmp/ld.pid $(LD) ...

Reinier Post
TU Eindhoven

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