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revision 800, Fri Mar 16 17:22:47 2001 UTC revision 801, Mon Mar 19 22:53:00 2001 UTC
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16  Name: Matthias Blume  Name: Matthias Blume
17    Date: 2001/03/19 17:53:00 EST
18    Tag: blume-20010319-parallel
19    Description:
21    Parallel make (using compile servers) now works again.
23    To this end, CM.stabilize and CMB.make have been modified to work in
24    two passes when compile servers are attached:
25       1. Compile everything, do not perform stabilization; this pass
26          uses compile servers
27       2. Stabilize everything; this pass does not use compile servers
28    If there are no compile servers, the two passes are combined into one
29    (as before).  Splitting the passes increases the inherent parallelism
30    in the dependency graph because the entire graph including all
31    libraries is available at the same time.  This, in turn, improves
32    server utilization.  The downside is that the master process will
33    have to do some extra work after compilation is done (because for
34    technical reasons it must re-read all the binfiles during stabilization).
36    ----------------------------------------------------------------------
37    Name: Matthias Blume
38  Date: 2001/03/16 12:22:00 EST  Date: 2001/03/16 12:22:00 EST
39  Tag: blume-20010316-bootfiles  Tag: blume-20010316-bootfiles
40  Description:  Description:

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