[distcc] Re: Suggestions for distcc (fwd)

Martin Pool mbp at samba.org
Mon Sep 2 20:42:00 GMT 2002

On  2 Sep 2002, Oscar Esteban <flesteban at mi.madritel.es> wrote:

> The objective would be to give some load to each host. [....]

It already does what you described. :-)  Check the manual.

> *1 - An idea which comes to mind while writing, which is too large to
> embed above. I'm not sure about the possible usefulness of storing
> preprocessed jobs in the servers, that is, preprocessing more jobs than
> the allowed load would permit compiling. E.g.: let's allow two gcc
> instances in each host in any given moment, let's have two hosts. The
> client can preprocess six source files AND send them to the servers; two
> of them (one for each server) will not trigger a compilation until a
> running gcc has finished. I can think of this being good as an
> optimization in case of a communications bottleneck; if so (working with a
> slow link) distcc would not be very useful...

That's an interesting idea; I'll add it to the list.


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