[arch-general] Default value of "j" in makeflags of makepkg.conf

Thomas Bächler thomas at archlinux.org
Fri Jan 3 09:16:08 EST 2014

Am 03.01.2014 15:03, schrieb Øyvind Heggstad:
>> You are suggesting not changing to a sane default because some
>> packages (especially in the AUR) have crappy maintainers. That's
>> hardly a reason for anything.
> Your defenition of sane default might not match someone elses.
> Many people prefer their box to not slow to a crawl just because they
> started makepkg :)

Again, we're not changing to a sane default because some people are
unable to use their machines properly?

'nice' works just fine, and I haven't seen machines slow down due to
compiling even without it - the Linux scheduler handles many
simultaneous workloads just fine.

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