How about the difference when calling the BIOS power-save feature? With
the threat of rolling blackouts here in CA, I was wondering what the power
consumption might be of a 100,000 or 1,000,000 CPU's in HLT vs. doing complex
Separately -- Parallel Make's
So, just about anyone I know uses make -j X [-l Y] bzImage modules, but I noticed that
make modules_install isn't parallel safe in 2.4 -- since it takes much longer than the
old, it would make sense to want to run it in parallel as well, but it has a
delete-old, <multiple sub-dirs>, index-new for deps. Those "3" steps can't be done
in parallel safely. Was this intentional or would a 'fix' be desired?
Is it the intention of the Makefile maintainers to allow a parallel or distributed
make? I know for me it makes a noticable difference even on a 1 CPU machine
(CPU overlap with disk I/O), and with multi CPU machines, it's even more noticable.
Is a make of the kernel and/or the modules designed to be parallel safe? Is it
something I should 'rely' on? If it isn't, should it be?
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