[distcc] distcc times out in mid-build

Donohue, Michael mdonohue at paypal.com
Fri Jun 3 18:18:56 GMT 2005

After a state file hasn't bee updated for 60 seconds, the monitor tool
removes it.   That is the message you're seeing in the verbose log -
dcc_mon_kill_old.   This doesn't really shed any light on your problem.

Distcc does have some timeouts built in.  Do these files take a long
time to compile without distcc?  A long time would be greater than 5
minutes or so for each file, as I believe that's the default.  If so,
you might just need longer timeouts.    


> -----Original Message-----
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> bounces+mdonohue=paypal.com at lists.samba.org] On Behalf Of Jeremy
> Sent: Friday, June 03, 2005 9:43 AM
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> Subject: [distcc] distcc times out in mid-build
> In the middle of my build, distcc suddenly hangs on a single file (not
> always the same).  It doesn't matter if the file is being compiled
> or not, and the machine doing the compiling will only be at about 10%
> usage mostly from cc1plus.
> distccmon-text tells me the file is compiling, over and over and over,
> with all other activity ceasing. Finally after a minute or so,
> text goes totally blank. Eventually the build will time out and tell
> "Timed out waiting for data from remote." (if building remotely) or it
> will simply fail if local.
> If I set DISTCC_VERBOSE=1 and log to a file, I am told this is
> distccmon-text[520] (dcc_mon_do_file) process
> //.distcc/state/binstate_11052
> (repeated about 100 times in a row)
> distccmon-text[520] (dcc_mon_kill_old) unlink
> //.distcc/state/binstate_11052
> (EOF)
> What is happening in that final step? What exactly does
> signify?  Any ideas what could be causing this timeout are much
> appreciated. I'll keep testing my makefile in the meantime, assuming
> the problem is in there somewhere...

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