[distcc] Default job limits in distcc.1

mbp at sourcefrog.net mbp at sourcefrog.net
Fri Jul 23 13:48:22 GMT 2004

On 23 Jul 2004, Jean Delvare <khali at linux-fr.org> wrote:
> Hi all,
> It took me quite some time to figure out why "make CC=distcc -j5" with
> DISTCC_HOSTS set to "localhost arrakis" would run 2 jobs on the local
> machine and 3 jobs on the remote machine named "arrakis", when I would
> have expected it the other way around.
> Experiments revealed that the default job limit for localhost is 2, while
> the limit for other hosts is 4. Reading the source code confirmed that.
> The manual page doesn't mention the fact that localhost is handled
> differently in that respect.
> I think it would be great to mention this in distcc.1, so that newcomers
> understand what happens. Below is a trivial patch doing just that
> (hopefully my webmail client will not trash it).

Thanks, taken.

Maybe you could check the French pages too?  It may be a bit out of
date.  I don't know if it's worth maintaining non-English docs, but if
anyone wants to help I'm happy to take patches.

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