[distcc] distcc times out in mid-build

Jeremy Glazman JGlazman at itsgames.com
Fri Jun 3 21:35:44 GMT 2005

I am not sure exactly, a coworker googled that bit of information somewhere
and I just took his word for it as I do not use Solaris..

In any case, the real problem seems to be a poorly arranged makefile.  If
there really is a Solaris solution, it may just be a workaround for poor
makefiles.  If I find more info I'll glady share.

-----Original Message-----
From: Martin Pool [mailto:mbp at sourcefrog.net]
Sent: Friday, June 03, 2005 4:31 PM
To: Jeremy Glazman
Cc: distcc at lists.samba.org
Subject: Re: [distcc] distcc times out in mid-build

On  3 Jun 2005, Jeremy Glazman <JGlazman at itsgames.com> wrote:
> After some more rigorous testing, it appears that the problem is a race
> condition.  Somehow make (in parallel) is trying to build the libraries
> the binary that depends on them at the same time. Then when the binary is
> finished compiling it tries to link, and the libraries aren't ready yet.
> appears that parallel make in Solaris solves this sort of dependency
> but GNU make does not. The GNU solution is apparently to redesign your
> makefile.

How does Solaris make detect this?

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