Re: Power usage Q and parallel make question (separate issues)

From: LA Walsh (
Date: Thu Feb 01 2001 - 03:13:17 EST

Keith Owens wrote:
> On Wed, 31 Jan 2001 19:02:03 -0800,
> LA Walsh <> wrote:
> >This seems to serialize the delete, run the mod-installs in parallel, then run the
> >depmod when they are done.
> It works, until somebody does this
> make -j 4 modules modules_install

	But that doesn't work now.  

> There is not, and never has been, any interlock between make modules > and make modules_install. If you let modules_install run in parallel > then people will be tempted to issue the incorrect command above > instead of the required separate commands. --- > > make -j 4 modules > make -j 4 modules_install > > You gain a few seconds on module_install but leave more room for user > error. --- A bit of documentation at the beginning of the Makefile would do wonders for kernel-developer (not end user, please!) clarity. I've oft'asked the question as to what really is supported. I've tried things like make dep bzImage modules -- I noticed it didn't work fairly quickly. Same with modules/modules_install -- people would probably figure that one out, but just a bit of documentation would help even that.

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