bugmake - Bugs: bug #39146, Indicate error upon termination in...


bug #39146: Indicate error upon termination in case of parallel jobs

Submitted by:  Krzysztof Malinowski <raspy>
Submitted on:  Mon 03 Jun 2013 12:50:33 PM UTC  
Severity:  3 - Normal Item Group:  Enhancement
Status:  None Privacy:  Public
Assigned to:  None Open/Closed:  Open
Component Version:  4.0 Operating System:  Any
Fixed Release:  None Triage Status:  None

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Mon 03 Jun 2013 12:50:33 PM UTC, original submission:

When make is run in parallel and one of the forked jobs fails, make stops running additional jobs and waits for already spawned jobs to finish. If these jobs take some time to complete and (even more important) generate much console output, error most likely will get unnoticed unless one checks make's exit code.

Would it be possible to print some error message at the point of master make's termination in addition to returning with non-zero exit code? For a user it would be much obvious indication that something bad happened earlier and one should investigate output.

I think of something like this:

$ make -j24
<one of the jobs fails>
make: *** Waiting for unfinished jobs....
<lots of output>
make: Error <exit-code> <--- Add message like this

Krzysztof Malinowski <raspy>


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