[distcc] SMP volunteers + compression

Martin Pool mbp at samba.org
Tue Jun 11 12:28:01 GMT 2002

On 11 Jun 2002, Marko Mikulicic <marko at seul.org> wrote:

> Do you mean that distccd should provide this information ?
>  Distccd could be started with a cmdline switch which tells him
> how many concurrent compilations should be started. I don't
> this calling it "processors" is correct, because althrough SMP
> systems have the major benefit from it.

Yes, there's a --tasks switch for distccd 0.4.

> I was thinking of something like liblzo, which would scale better
> even on faster nets. I notices a traffic of mean 1.5Mb/s with 4 clients
> compiling small c++ (with few standard headers) sources. (116 files,
> 10k lines unpreprocessed, 600k lines preprocessed). This already is
> the maximum for 10Mbps lines.

That does look good.  I'd like to see how it compares with zlib in
time and size for .i files.


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