[Buildroot] [PATCH] packages/exim: enable parallel make

Peter Korsgaard peter at korsgaard.com
Wed May 6 07:39:40 UTC 2020

>>>>> "Luca" == Luca Ceresoli <luca at lucaceresoli.net> writes:

 > Hi Peter,
 > On 06/05/20 08:00, Peter Korsgaard wrote:
 >>>>>>> "Luca" == Luca Ceresoli <luca at lucaceresoli.net> writes:
 >> > Parallel make used to be broken in exim, as reported in its docs. Now that
 >> > line has disappeared from the docs, and parallel make is actually working.
 >> > Tested with 'make exim-dirclean ; time make BR2_JLEVEL=999 exim': builds
 >> > still succeed and the build time decreases from 34 to 11 seconds on my
 >> > host.
 >> > Signed-off-by: Luca Ceresoli <luca at lucaceresoli.net>
 >> > Cc: Bernd Kuhls <bernd.kuhls at t-online.de>
 >> Committed to 2020.02.x, thanks.

 > Does this patch really belong to a stable branch?

I agree that it is a gray zone. Given that there weren't any followup
fixups on master since then (or so I thought, it turned out my tree was
not uptodate) I found it "safe".

 > If it does, then you should also apply [0] or we'll start seeing
 > parallel build failures on 2020.02.x too.

 > [0]
 > https://git.busybox.net/buildroot/commit/?id=8c75f95e0a3d2600015be5564ee9fe9393d95ebc

I'll do so later today. Yann also pointed that out to me.

Bye, Peter Korsgaard

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