[Buildroot] [PATCH v2 0/3] Fix for top-level parallel make part 1

Thomas Petazzoni thomas.petazzoni at free-electrons.com
Tue Jul 30 10:01:57 UTC 2013

Dear Fabio Porcedda,

On Tue, 30 Jul 2013 11:34:08 +0200, Fabio Porcedda wrote:

> > As per OpenEmbedded/Bitbake, I was told a few years ago that they were
> > not doing per-package sysroot, even though they are doing top-level
> > parallel builds, and that this was sometimes causing some spurious
> > failures or not completely reproducible builds. However, I haven't
> > verified this myself, and this statement was made some years ago, so it
> > may or may not longer be true.
> Unfortunately right now i've not enough time to work on the
> per-package sysroot feature, maybe in the feature, i don't know.
> So are you going to accept this patch set even without per-package
> sysroot feature?
> IMHO top-level parallel make it's still a useful feature even without
> per-package sysroot.
> The per-package sysroot feature can be still added later.

As we discussed in this thread, the problem is that the top-level
parallel make feature is broken if you don't have per-package sysroot:
builds become non-reproducible.

Best regards,

Thomas Petazzoni, Free Electrons
Kernel, drivers, real-time and embedded Linux
development, consulting, training and support.

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