Suggestion for end of Makefile
Magnus Ihse Bursie
magnus.ihse.bursie at oracle.com
Fri Oct 31 13:31:51 UTC 2014
On 2014-10-25 00:31, Jonathan Gibbons wrote:
> Re: JDK builds,
> The new parallel make is wonderfully fast (thank you) but less great
> when it comes to figuring out why a build failed, especially when you
> don't have full access to the build machine, as is the case with
> "build servers", where you get the build log, and the product bits if
> the build is successful.
> I finally figured out a tip and wonder if it would be worth adding
> this to the end of the build.
> If the build fails, grep through the log looking for lines containing
> the text "recipe for .* failed".
> Would it be possible to have the build report any such lines in the
> summary at the end of the log?
I think it would be even better to grep for "Error 2" and include some
context before that line; in my experience that gets you closer to the
But as Erik says, it will need some experimentation.
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