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Re: Parallel build dependency locking

From: John Graham-Cumming
Subject: Re: Parallel build dependency locking
Date: Thu, 09 Jun 2005 22:35:49 -0400

On Thu, 2005-06-09 at 21:39 -0400, Christopher Sean Morrison wrote:
> That is indeed what I'd be interested in having.  Another alternative 
> might be to consider the sub-process makes as not being independent, 
> sharing the exec knowledge of their parent via some mechanism 
> (environment vars, process id arguments, etc).  It would seem more 
> simple to just handle the more general independent process case, but 
> considering only sub-process makes and making them dependent or 
> otherwise state sharing would even be beneficial.

That's kind of what we do at Electric Cloud, we merge all the sub-makes
into one giant make and have visibility over everything.  It's highly
non-trivial to implement that :-)

John Graham-Cumming

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