[distcc] Do not allow localhost compile

Donohue, Michael mdonohue at paypal.com
Wed Jun 1 20:23:15 GMT 2005

It would be nice if this were configurable, so that users can decide how
many retries they want to have until distcc falls back on the localhost.

One advantage to this approach is that the existing behavior can be made
the default value, remote-attempts=1, but users who do not want any
local compilation can set a very high remote attempts value, to prevent
falling back on the localhost, unless there is some massive network


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[mailto:distcc-bounces+mdonohue=paypal.com at lists.samba.org] On Behalf Of
Jean Delvare
Sent: Wednesday, June 01, 2005 1:11 PM
To: distcc at lists.samba.org
Cc: Avuton Olrich
Subject: Re: [distcc] Do not allow localhost compile

Hi all,

[Martin Pool]
> Although that patch should probably be merged, and might help, I don't
> think it has any effect on when cc1plus runs on localhost, which was
> original question.  That will basically be either when delegation
> fails, or when there is a compiler option that can't be distributed.

The former case could probably be improved by trying to redistribute to
a different host rather than falling back to localhost (which we have no
real reason to do, that I can see). I think this was discussed already
on this list, but I don't remember anyone proposing a patch to do this.
I have been giving it a try, patch is attached (against the latest Arch
version of distcc). Seems to work just fine for me, I would appreciate
if others could try it, especially people which are actually interested
in this feature. Comments would be very welcome too, of course.

Jean Delvare

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