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Does "CONCURRENCY_LEVEL=x" variable affects to compilations made with make?

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No. CONCURRENCY_LEVEL is make-kpkg specific as far as I know.

For make, the standard way of doing things is to use the -j (aka jobs) argument:

make -j8
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To affect all the make compilations without using the -j option you can specify everything on the MAKEFLAGS environment variable. Something like:

export MAKEFLAGS="-j4"
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