On Tue, 19 Aug 2003 15:49:38 -0500, Charles Howse <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

> cd /usr/src
> make buildworld (drat, I should have done make -j4 buildworld!)

Actually, no, don't do the -j4 - I think that's why it worked.
I was fiddling with the -j flag once and ran into a bunch of
problems, when it was pointed out that this isn't a "supported"
way of doing a make buildworld. I stopped using it and all was

Very interesting. On page 490 of "FreeBSD Unleashed" it references the -j4 parameter as a way to speed up the make buildworld process by spawning multiple simultaneous processes.

The same thing is referenced in Chapter 20 of the FreeBSD Handbook.

Is this now depreciated?

Whether deprecated or not, many posts to this mailing list have said -j4 doesn't speed up "make buildworld" anyway, and that's been my experience. I'm sure it depends on your setup.

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