[distcc] Will patches for host list randomization and connection timeouts be merged into the main trunk?

Daniel Kegel dank at kegel.com
Fri Jun 18 20:28:01 GMT 2004

Martin Eisenhardt wrote:
> will the two pathces for the randomization of distcc's host list and the
> setting of a connection timeout be merged into the main trunk of distcc?
> If so, when will that happen?

I'm all for the randomization patch being merged :-)
but which timeout patch are you referring to?  I see two:
which uses 'alarm', and
which uses 'select'.

> The reason for my "merge request" is that I want to use distcc in Gentoo
> without having to patch the sources. Since I use my university's computer
> lab to do some compiling and not all computer's are always available, both
> the randomization and the possibility to set a short timeout value would
> greatly enhance distcc's usability.

Sound reasonable to me.  How many hosts are in your cluster?
And are they all roughly the same performance?



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