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Re: Make-3.81 rc1 hangs with -j 2 but not with -j 1

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Make-3.81 rc1 hangs with -j 2 but not with -j 1
Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2006 14:03:10 +0200

> From: "J. David Bryan" <address@hidden>
> Date: Wed, 22 Feb 2006 13:49:01 -0500
> CC: address@hidden
> On 22 Feb 2006 at 20:17, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> > ...what port(s) of other utilities (in this case `touch') are involved.
> I should add three things:
>  1. The original problem occurred on a much more involved makefile that did
>     not involve "touch" at all.  The example I posted was the minimum
>     needed for me to reproduce the problem.  So it's not an artifact of,
>     e.g., zero-length files.
>  2. The problem isn't limited to rc1; previous CVS builds exhibited the
>     same issue.  Of course, rc4 wasn't affected, because rc4 didn't support
>     "-j 2" on Windows.

I reproduced the problem (on Windows) with sh.exe as well.

>  3. I have no way of testing under Unix, etc., so I don't know if this is
>     limited to the Win32 port, or whether this is a broader issue.

It does get stuck on Unix as well, in the same manner, at least on
this machine:

  Linux fencepost #1 SMP Tue Oct 11 11:13:49 EDT 2005 i686 

Paul, are you looking into this?

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