[distcc] Re: distccmon-text question: the answer!

Martin Pool martinpool at gmail.com
Tue Oct 12 05:49:51 GMT 2004

On Thu, 26 Aug 2004 08:28:15 -0700 (PDT), Victor Norman
<vtnpgh at yahoo.com> wrote:
> All,
> I discovered the reason that distccmon-text does not
> show anything when you run it on a different machine
> from where you are running the client.  The reason is
> that there is a check in mon.c's
> dcc_mon_check_orphans() that checks to see if a state
> file ("binstate_<pid>") corresponds to a running task.
>  If not, the state file is assumed to be an orphan, so
> it is ignored.
> That's why you don't see anything on a different
> machine -- the task does not exist there.
> (Note: this information could be placed in the FAQ
> page where there is a note about the monitoring
> programs not working well over NFS.)



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