make, bmake and gmake

Saifi Khan saifi.khan at
Wed Oct 21 04:35:05 PDT 2009

On Wed, 21 Oct 2009, Stathis Kamperis wrote:

> 2009/10/21 Saifi Khan <saifi.khan at>:
> > Hi:
> >
> > Is there a difference between 'make' and 'bmake' on DragonFly
> > BSD 2.4.1 ?
> make is "our" make utility which belongs to our base. It's the very
> same make utility that is used to build world and kernel or to
> checkout the git src repository when you type 'make src-checkout'
> inside /usr. make(1) can only parse our own Makefiles.

One more query i have is that, the 'make' referred to in the
parallism analysis posted by Simon Shubert is the native
DragonFly BSD make, is that correct ? 

i would like to run the tests on my AMD64 dual core box and
hopefully can contribute some data for Simon Shubert's analysis.


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