[distcc] Managing computers turning on and off

Martin Pool mbp at samba.org
Fri Feb 7 05:00:16 GMT 2003

On  7 Feb 2003, Pupeno <pupeno at pupeno.com> wrote:
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> Hello,
> How well does distcc manage computers turning on and off ?
> May it loose data if a computer IN the farm shuts down ?

No, it should not.  If you abruptly shut down, then that compiler
command will fail, which may cause your build to fail.  If you cleanly
shut down the server, then your build should be fine.

> Will it start using a computer if it appears after the compilation
> started ?

Yes, if it's listed.

> Any other issues that may arise ?


 - you get a warning for machines that are listed but not available.

 - it keeps trying them every time; it would be better to ignore them
 for a minute after they fail


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