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

Isaac Dupree ml at isaac.cedarswampstudios.org
Fri Jan 3 16:23:31 EST 2014

On 01/03/2014 04:10 PM, Karol Blazewicz wrote:
> 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?

I think I tried ionice once, but now I have an SSD that's fast enough 
that I wouldn't be able to tell the difference.  Does it work well for you?


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