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by default, compiling is confined to one core. There are command line switches to enable support for more threads, but this can potentially cause issue with linking (doesn't always, but has been known).

These issues are incredibly rare in more recent versions of GCC and more modern coding practices. It still happens, but I've been compiling with make -j9 for the past 3 years and haven't run into the issue once. I do run into issues with microarchitecture flags on large projects very often though, but its well-documented that if the code wasn't meant to be optimized to not try and optimize it.
    
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These issues are incredibly rare in more recent versions of GCC and more modern coding practices. It still happens, but I've been compiling with make -j9 for the past 3 years and haven't run into the issue once. I do run into issues with microarchitecture flags on large projects very often though, but its well-documented that if the code wasn't meant to be optimized to not try and optimize it.

That's good to hear. Thanks for the info smile.gif
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I've always used Threads + 1 myself tongue.gif

I think that's the most widely suggested value, and that's what I use too smile.gif
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