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

Karol Blazewicz karol.blazewicz at gmail.com
Fri Jan 3 16:10:11 EST 2014

On Fri, Jan 3, 2014 at 9:55 PM, Isaac Dupree
<ml at isaac.cedarswampstudios.org> wrote:
> On 01/03/2014 10:37 AM, Anatol Pomozov wrote:
>> Using -j$(cpunum) is a sane default that saves a lot of time to users.
> I agree, but for the record, 'nice' and scheduling are no panacea in my
> experience.  It's fine for CPU loads, but compilations are also disk-heavy
> (which mattered when I used a spinning disk) and sometimes RAM-heavy (-j8 on
> my pet C++ project uses 2GB of RAM, which could push other programs I'm
> using into swap).
> -Isaac

Have you tried using ionice?

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