[ovs-dev] [debian fix 2/2] debian: Fix parallel builds.

Ben Pfaff blp at nicira.com
Tue Nov 16 22:38:43 UTC 2010

Some of the Debian automatic builds are failing apparently because the
build-arch and build-indep targets are being called in parallel and they
are both attempting to rebuild tests/testsuite at the same time, which
doesn't work.  We could make the OVS makefiles handle this particular case,
but in general it's not a good idea to independently invoke a single
makefile multiples times in parallel, so this commit avoids that problem.

This also dumps the DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS variable to the log, because there
doesn't appear to be any way to infer it from the automatic builders'
log files.
 debian/rules |    7 +++++++
 1 files changed, 7 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)

diff --git a/debian/rules b/debian/rules
index 6e99ff6..4a02a49 100755
--- a/debian/rules
+++ b/debian/rules
@@ -29,6 +29,7 @@ configure-stamp:
 	test -e configure || ./boot.sh
 	test -d _debian || mkdir _debian
 	echo $$CC
 	cd _debian && ( \
 		test -e Makefile || \
@@ -120,3 +121,9 @@ binary-arch: install-arch
 binary: binary-arch binary-indep
 .PHONY: build clean binary-indep binary-arch binary install install-indep install-arch configure
+# This GNU make extensions disables parallel builds for the current Makefile
+# but not for sub-Makefiles.  This is appropriate here because build-arch and
+# build-indep both invoke "make" on OVS, which can update some of the same
+# targets in ways that conflict (e.g. both update tests/testsuite).

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