[distcc] Re: speedup with >2 hosts

Martin Pool mbp at samba.org
Tue Apr 13 23:26:57 GMT 2004

On  6 Apr 2004, SCHMID Stefan <Stefan.Schmid at cern.ch> wrote:

> All hosts are the same and have 2 CPU.

And what kind of host and OS are they?

> - why is the uptime on local host so much bigger?

Do you mean load average?

> - i can't hardly find a good formula for which -j-option to use. it seems 
> that up to j100 its almost "the more the better"...

You should try running distccmon and see what is happening to the
jobs.  Are many of them being built locally?  Or are they taking a
long time to get to the remote machines?  Or are only a small number
running at a time?

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