[csw-maintainers] make -j60 package, parallel build possible? build8s 96% idle while building ...

Joerg Schilling Joerg.Schilling at fokus.fraunhofer.de
Fri May 15 11:13:32 CEST 2009

Dagobert Michelsen <dam at opencsw.org> wrote:

> I guess it is a good idea to save 2 CPUs for other users ;-)
> (It is a T5220 with a 4 Core T2 w/8 strands each)

For best performance (and in case of real CPUs - not only CMT), I use twice the 
number of the available CPUs if I compile Solaris

If you have 4 real CPU cores and use dmake -j4 to compile Solaris, you will
have CPU's that are idle because they are waiting for I/O.


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