Collecting SBUs now

Ian Molton spyro at
Thu May 30 11:56:07 PDT 2002

On Thu, 30 May 2002 19:59:18 +0200
Michael Brömer <mib at> wrote:

> I use MAKE="make -j2" most of the time. -j3 works fine too, but
> it is a few seconds slower if i compile an entire LFS system. 
> Overall there is not much to gain by starting more processes than 
> you got CPUs if you got enough RAM. 

Thats not quite true.

I find -j4 is moticably quicker on my UNI-processor box.

doing a 1-process make leaves the box doing only about 50-75% work -
lots of gaps with little load.
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