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Re: Building cvs emacs on a dual-core machine

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Building cvs emacs on a dual-core machine
Date: Fri, 22 Dec 2006 23:37:44 +0200

> Cc: address@hidden (Kim F. Storm),  address@hidden,  address@hidden
> From: Chris Moore <address@hidden>
> Date: Fri, 22 Dec 2006 15:39:40 +0100
> Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:
> > There's nothing to prevent a parallel build from compiling 2 Lisp
> > files at the same time, is there?
> Yes, there is, at least on GNU/Linux make isn't used to determine
> which Lisp files to compile.
> During bootstrapping, it's done using the shell:
>   [...] for el in [...] $els; do echo Compiling $el; [...]; done
> and during 'make recompile', it's done using emacs itself:
>   ../src/emacs -batch --no-site-file --multibyte --eval
>   (batch-byte-recompile-directory 0) /home/chris/programs/emacs2/lisp
> Neither of these will honour make's --jobs=2 flag.

It's true that lisp/Makefile.in doesn't give much chance to exploit
parallelism, but it's not true that no parallelism is possible there.
`compile', `recompile', and `cvs-update' have prerequisites that can
be produced in parallel.

leim/Makefile.in is better organized for parallel make, and it's not
inconceivable to have Emacs compile in parallel in lisp/ and in leim/.

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