[distcc] [PATCH] Cygwin support (pid length fix)

Martin Pool mbp at samba.org
Tue Aug 27 18:15:00 GMT 2002

On 16 Aug 2002, Aaron Lehmann <aaronl at vitelus.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 16, 2002 at 01:20:10AM -0700, Aaron Lehmann wrote:
> > Now you can steal the cycles of people running less enlightened
> > operating systems.
> Note that cygwin is NOT the optimal way to do this. Fork costs are
> insane, since cygwin doesn't do any copy-on-write. This is why
> configure scripts take tens of mintues to run on modern hardware under
> it. VMware-ish products might be a better way to host distccd on a
> certrain proprietary OS.

I seem to recall that Cygwin exports some kind of spawn() call which
maps more naturally to the native calls.  Perhaps it would be possible
to use it in distcc.  

My home machines are now Microsoft-free, so I probably won't get
around to doing it myself soon, but if somebody else wants to try that
would be cool.


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