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

Dan Kegel dank at kegel.com
Sat Jun 19 18:44:02 GMT 2004

Martin Eisenhardt wrote:
> ... there are other reasons for host list
> randomization. Suppose that more than one person is using the compile
> farm, and that all users have the same hosts file. If the number of
> distccds is higher than the number of parallizable (?) tasks in a build
> (say N), them the first N machines get hit very often while the others are
> seldomly used. Host list randomization would fix that problem.

Yes, exactly.
The randomization patch should really help in that situation
That's the main reason I wrote it (er, had Josh write it :-).

- Dan

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