[distcc] timeouts in 2.17

Jean Delvare khali at linux-fr.org
Sun Aug 8 21:08:53 GMT 2004

Hi all,

The announcement for 2.17 mentioned the addition of timeouts on network
operations. This sounds like a very interesting feature. To say the
truth, this was the only feature that was still missing before I could
propose distcc as replacement at my job's place for our homemade, bogus
distributed compilation system. I just gave a try and it seems to work
very well :) Congratulations!

I would, however, have questions. I couldn't find any information about
this in the man page of distccd. Did I miss something, or is it really
not there?

My questions:

What is the default timeout?

How frequently are hosts retried after a timeout (by default)? After a
connection failure (by default)?

Is there a way to control these values?

(I may submit a patch for the manual page if told how the feature works
and/or where in the code to look at.)


Jean "Khali" Delvare

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