[distcc] does distcc need large file support?

Martin Pool mbp at samba.org
Wed May 7 00:18:18 GMT 2003

At the moment the distcc protocol uses 32-bit lengths for files, which
means that inputs or outputs can never be more than 4GB.  

Has anyone ever heard of a .i or .o file larger than this?  It sounds
pretty unlikely to me.  

I suppose enormous might be useful for non-cc distributed computing,
but even then I doubt if people would want to transmit the whole file
every time, rather than just a slice of it.


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