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Bug 441916 - app-office/libreoffice: RFC: Amount of parallel make jobs is twice the amount configured.
Summary: app-office/libreoffice: RFC: Amount of parallel make jobs is twice the amount...
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal enhancement (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Office Team
Keywords: NeedPatch
Depends on:
Reported: 2012-11-05 19:14 UTC by Toralf Förster
Modified: 2012-11-05 19:29 UTC (History)
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Description Toralf Förster gentoo-dev 2012-11-05 19:14:06 UTC
Upstreams has the opinion, that the ebuild should configure it :

Are they right ?
Comment 1 Tom Wijsman (TomWij) (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2012-11-05 19:24:35 UTC
This comment summarizes the upstream link.

Toralf reports a problem:

> I configured "make -j5" at my stable Gentoo, but the process lists shows, that each of 2 perl jobs runs 5 make jobs.

Upstream explains configure options:

> Our old (recursive) build system uses two configure options to determine how many jobs can be run:
> * --with-num-cpus tells how many directories can be build at once (one dmake process for each of them)
> * --with-max-jobs tells how many jobs each dmake can run

Upstreams addresses the ebuild maintainer:

> It is the ebuild's task to supply appropriate values for the options based on system-specific settings (e.g., MAKEFLAGS=-j5).
Comment 2 Tomáš Chvátal (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2012-11-05 19:29:44 UTC
I closed this bug multiple times already.

It will be causing this issue until 4.0 release (3.7) where we addressed it correctly.

If i would set the -jobs to 1 then half of your build would not be paralel in older releases at all.