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Re: does make behave serially when serially invoked

From: Paul Smith
Subject: Re: does make behave serially when serially invoked
Date: Fri, 19 Feb 2010 18:52:03 -0500

On Fri, 2010-02-19 at 14:27 -0800, Mark Galeck (CW) wrote:

> OBJECTS = <listed here are thousands of .o file names>
> all: $(OBJECTS)
> %.o: %.c
>                 echo $< >> srcs
> I do make sure to not call parallel build with –j…  but my machine has
> several processor cores.  Should this work or not?  I do see dropped
> prerequisites sometimes.  From my reading of the manual, it seems to
> imply that without parallel –j option, make behaves “serially”
> regardless of the number of processors.  

As described in the manual, without any -j flag make will build one
target at a time and wait for the previous target to complete before
proceeding to the next one.

If that's what you mean by "work", then yes, it will work.

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