[distcc] survey.txt

Florian Lindner flindner at cs.tu-berlin.de
Wed Aug 10 20:39:40 GMT 2005

0. What version of distcc are you using?

distcc 2.18.3 i686-pc-linux-gnu (protocols 1 and 2)

1. Your name and email address:

Florian Lindner, flindner at cs.tu-berlin.de

2. OK to publish this?
    - yes, but without my identifying details, name only

3. Your codebase: lines of code (by wc -l), and language:

distcc-2.18.3 source

4. Your machines: number, OS, processor, memory, network connectivity:

1) 2x400MHz Pentium2, 1GB 100MHz SDR RAM, SuSE linux 9.0, gcc 3.3.1
2) 1x2,6 at 2,9GHz Pentium4 HT, 1GB 200MHz DDR RAM, SuSE linux 9.0 (512MB 
virtual RAM) running in VirtualPC 5.3.582.27 running on WinXP SP2, gcc 

5. Time to compile, with and without distcc:

compile distcc-2.18.3
- on machine #1:
time make -j4
41.890u 3.450s 0:44.80 101.2%   0+0k 0+0io 86920pf+0w

- on machine #1 with distcc:
time make -j6
11.580u 2.370s 0:29.56 47.1%    0+0k 0+0io 60291pf+0w

- on machine #2:
time make (VirtualPC does not emulate 2 CPUs on Pentium4 HT, so no use 
for -j)
12.612u 7.065s 0:19.91 98.7%    0+0k 0+0io 85976pf+0w

- on machine #2 with distcc:
time make -j6
4.204u 5.643s 0:40.12 24.5%     0+0k 0+0io 54421pf+0w

/usr/local/etc/distcc/hosts:,lzo #Pentium4,lzo # 2x400 Pentium2

Mit freundlichen Grüßen

Florian Lindner
"Idiocy is *not* a communicable disease."
The Dean

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