Re: [Boost-bugs] [Boost C++ Libraries] #994: BJam output with parallel builds jumbled.

Subject: Re: [Boost-bugs] [Boost C++ Libraries] #994: BJam output with parallel builds jumbled.
From: Boost C++ Libraries (noreply_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-05-30 09:03:42

#994: BJam output with parallel builds jumbled.
  Reporter: grafik | Owner: grafik
      Type: Bugs | Status: new
 Milestone: Boost.Jam 3.1.15 | Component: bjam
   Version: Boost.Jam 3.1.14 | Severity: Problem
Resolution: | Keywords:
Comment (by Rob.Lievaart_at_[hidden]):

 Hi Noel,

 Allways, nice to see I wasn't talking complete noncense. :-) And thanks
 doing the work. My feeling is you shouldn't worry to much about the fork
 and memory allocation. On Linux a fork does copy on write for all memory,
 so in this case there should not be to much penalty. Other platforms may
 have similar solutions.
 As for the dynamic memory allocation, in general I expect very little
 output from the (compile) commands, only in case of errors. And compared
 to a fork/starting of a new process, compiling some C++ code, a few memory
 allocations will probably not show
 up at all when profiling.

 I am just looking at execnt.c, and it is looking a lot more complex.
 (NOTE: I currently have the boost 1.33.1 sources version on this machine,
 so that may
 be a bit outdated) A lot of win95/98 support that can probably be left
 It uses spawn instead of fork/exec. To correctly handle stdout/stderr
 this probably
 has to be replaced with CreateProcess. CreateProcess works different so
 this is not a trivial search/replace operation. Also reading output form
 the Win32 handles works differently, so it will probably have quite a big

 Hmm, execmac.c seems like a stub implementation, the function
 does (allmost) nothing.

 And execvms.c simply calls system, so no asynchronous support at all.

 So the last two should be easy :-)
 Kind Regards,

 Rob Lievaart.

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