[distcc] Contributing to distCC

Daniel Kegel dank at kegel.com
Mon Dec 13 19:31:07 GMT 2004

Assaf Lavie wrote:
> Therefor I'd like to address the developer community of distCC and ask 
> for suggestions on how to contribute to distCC. Our main goal with this 
> year-long workshop is to improve on an existing algorithm by way of 
> distributizing (is that a word?) it. Are there aspects of distCC that 
> could be further seperated and distibuted among machines? We gather that 
> preprocessing is done on a local machine, and then compilation of 
> translation units takes place on peer machines. Would it make any sense, 
> would it be an improvement, to distribute the preprocessing stage 
> itself? Could the compliation process itself be split up into smaller 
> processes that could run in parallel on different machines? These are 
> the sort of enhacements that we are required to implement.

The preprocessing has to happen locally, else you have to have
a distributed filesystem.

You might productize the idea various people have tried out here
of having a proxy server.  This is useful if you need to
get the most out of a largish cluster.

I may have more to say later, gotta run!
- Dan

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