Re: [OE-core] perl makefile race - any make experts who can help?


Richard Purdie
 

On Sat, 2022-06-04 at 13:36 +0100, Richard Purdie via
lists.yoctoproject.org wrote:
On Sat, 2022-06-04 at 13:51 +0200, Alexander Kanavin wrote:
Here's something I didn't think of before. Has this occurred anywhere
else except Ubuntu 18.04?
https://bugzilla.yoctoproject.org/show_bug.cgi?id=14096

I'm struggling to get the data out from the old builds, one mentions
ubuntu1604, there is an ubuntu1804 on both x86 and arm hosts.

It is possible this is an ubuntu specific make issue or a make bug.
Ubuntu 18.04 uses make 4.1 which is old (Oct 2014).

I noticed these patches from 2016:

https://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/make.git/commit/?id=9bb994e8319c2b153cd3d6d61e2c2882895e7c3a
https://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/make.git/commit/?id=4762480ae9cb8df4878286411f178d32db14eff0

I think we may want to mandate a modern make for both this class of
issues and also perhaps for better loadavg support to keep load under
control on the autobuilders.

I'm torn, on the one hand we need to test the distros people use, on
the other we do need to remove sources of intermittent issues. I think
this bug must be some issue with make itself.

Adding a make-native dependency to perl would "hurt" people on modern
distros...

Cheers,

Richard

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