On Wed, Mar 30, 2011 at 11:45:38PM -0700, Ian Lance Taylor wrote: > Ryan Hill <dirtye...@gentoo.org> writes: > > > Does anyone know since when (if) running make check with more than one job > > has been supported? IIRC back in the 3.x days it caused issues so we've > > been forcing -j1 here forever. If we could run it in parallel that would > > be a > > big timesaver. > > Jakub fixed it back in 2008 for gcc 4.4. It is indeed a big timesaver.
Fixed just in the sense that the testing is more parallelized. I've been using make -jN -k check for more than a decade and I don't remember problems with that, mudflap tests are flaky and tend to fail more often under load, but mudflap has only been added in 4.0. Of course the N keeps changing over time, but currently testing certainly works with -j48 that I'm using daily. Jakub