[arch-general] Default value of "j" in makeflags of makepkg.conf
karol.blazewicz at gmail.com
Fri Jan 3 16:32:32 EST 2014
On Fri, Jan 3, 2014 at 10:23 PM, Isaac Dupree
<ml at isaac.cedarswampstudios.org> wrote:
> 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
>>> (which mattered when I used a spinning disk) and sometimes RAM-heavy (-j8
>>> my pet C++ project uses 2GB of RAM, which could push other programs I'm
>>> using into swap).
>> 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?
I have ancient hardware and I don't really compile much. I can let my
computer do its thing while I prepare dinner.
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