stop build of kernel when there is a compilation error when using make -j

Valdis.Kletnieks at Valdis.Kletnieks at
Sun Sep 8 21:15:04 EDT 2013

On Sun, 08 Sep 2013 13:33:06 +0300, Kevin Wilson said:
> However, when I use "make -j 4" and there an error, it does not
> stop immediately because of the parallel build using several CPU cores
> Is there a way to cause "make -j 4" to stop on the first compilation error ?

Control-C works pretty well.  If you don't want to watch it scroll by waiting
for an error, write an 'expect' script to do it for you.
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