[Bug 21484] The "make -j2" invoked by chromium's webkit build aborts early?

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Tue Feb 2 21:20:02 CST 2010


--- Comment #1 from Austin English <austinenglish at gmail.com>  2010-02-02 21:20:02 ---
May be invalid (http://cygwin.com/faq.html) See number 6.6

Why does my make fail on Cygwin with an execvp error?

First of all, if you are using make -j[N], then stop. It doesn't work well.
Also beware of using non-portable shell features in your Makefiles (see tips at

Errors of make: execvp: /bin/sh: Illegal Argument or make: execvp: /bin/sh:
Argument list too long are often caused by the command-line being to long for
the Windows execution model. To circumvent this, mount the path of the
executable using the -X switch to enable cygexec for all executables in that
folder; you will also need to exclude non-cygwin executables with the -x
switch. Enabling cygexec causes cygwin executables to talk directly to one
another, which increases the command-line limit. To enable cygexec for /bin and
/usr/bin, you can add or change these entries in /etc/fstab: 

C:/cygwin/bin /bin ntfs binary,cygexec 0 0
C:/cygwin/bin /usr/bin ntfs binary,cygexec 0 0

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