[distcc] does distcc need large file support?

Alexandre Oliva oliva at lsd.ic.unicamp.br
Wed May 7 00:53:29 GMT 2003

On May  6, 2003, Martin Pool <mbp at samba.org> wrote:

> 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.  

Not me.  I'd add a hook to the protocol, say, negative 32-bit numbers
or 0xffffffff alone are reserved for future extensions.

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