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Re: RFC: parallelize "make check"

>>>>> "Eli" == Eli Zaretskii <> writes:

Eli> It would be good to mention this possibility in README, IMO.

Please review.


2009-06-25  Tom Tromey  <>

	* README: Mention parallel check.

diff --git a/gdb/README b/gdb/README
index 7116227..7feff8a 100644
--- a/gdb/README
+++ b/gdb/README
@@ -646,6 +646,15 @@ The last method gives you slightly more control in case of problems
 with building one or more test executables or if you are using the
 testsuite `standalone', without it being part of the GDB source tree.
+The first two methods will let you run different parts of the
+testsuite in parallel, if you use GNU make and its `-j' option.  In
+this case, if you set `RUNTESTFLAGS' then, by default, the tests will
+be run serially.  You can override this and force a parallel run by
+setting the `make' variable `FORCE_PARALLEL' to any non-empty value.
+Note that the parallel `make check' assumes that you want to run the
+entire testsuite, so it is not compatible with some dejagnu options,
+like `--directory'.
 See the DejaGNU documentation for further details.

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