[CentOS] AMD x2 and make

Jim Perrin jperrin at gmail.com
Wed Mar 8 20:13:17 UTC 2006

On 3/8/06, Jerry Geis <geisj at pagestation.com> wrote:
> Is there a special command or anything to get a "make" process
> take advantage of SMP with the AMD x2. I mean when I type make
> is it dispatching 2 compiles at a time? How do know it is or how do
> I tell it to take full advantage of the DUAL processor.

-j X (where X is a number)
Answers vary about what number is best. The answer I've heard most is
# cpus +1. Salt to taste.

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