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    SubjectRe: Full lockup when compiling kernel with "optimal" number of threads
    On Mon, Oct 3, 2011 at 5:39 AM, Srivatsa S. Bhat
    <> wrote:
    > On 09/03/2011 09:04 AM, Pavel Ivanov wrote:
    >> Hi,
    >> I can reliably reproduce a complete machine lockup when compiling
    >> kernel sources with "make -j". After making some progress machine
    >> stops responding to anything (including CapsLock/NumLock switching or
    >> mouse moving) and after hard reboot nothing is left in kern.log or
    >> syslog. Only attaching a serial console gives me the following clues
    >> to what happens:
    > By the way "optimal" is supposed to be make -j <nr_cpus*2> isn't it?
    > IIRC, "maximal" refers to make -j

    I'm sure I didn't make up that word "optimal" by myself. I took it
    from some documentation or internet, although now I can't find where I
    took it from. Wherever I look it says that -j is "unbounded" number of


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