[distcc] distccd hangs, consumes all CPU

Brett Dikeman bdikeman at bitpipe.com
Wed Sep 24 20:25:50 GMT 2003

Hi all,

I'm trying to get distccd on an x86 Mandrake 8.1 box to work, and every 
time the "client" calls on it, a single distccd process immediately pegs 
the system.

I've tried using --verbose and --no-detach, and with/without --user.  I 
get -zero- debugging info(not even a "connection from" message), but 
when I kill distccd, I get some messages on the 'client' side about 
loosing the connection from that system.

The 'client' is a gentoo system, using distcc 2.10.  I was running 2.11 
on the Mandrake system, but downgraded to 2.10 to see if it was a 
version incompatibility- it wasn't.  I eliminated portage from the 
equation by running some manual compiles.

Only thing I can think of is that Mandrake uses a funky system of links 
to allow you to switch compilers easily.  /usr/bin/gcc links to 
/etc/alternatives/gcc, which in turn links to wherever your favorite gcc 
is(for example, /usr/local/bin/gcc).  This works fine on the system 
doing 'normal' compiles, but I wonder if this setup is giving distcc a 

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.


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