[distcc] Re: distcc on Cygwin w/o fork()

Steven Solie ssolie at telus.net
Tue Apr 4 00:20:56 GMT 2006

On 03/04/2006, Laine Stump wrote:
> Awhile back I corresponded with someone on this list who said they 
> had patched distcc for Cygwin to eliminate the use of fork(). I've 
> been unsuccessful at contacting him again, though, so I thought I'd 
> ask: Has anyone else done this, and have the patches (or better yet, 
> a binary) available?

I have done a port of distcc which eliminates fork() for AmigaOS.
Of course it has AmigaOS-specific pieces in it but it may be a good
starting point to get you going on your own non-fork() version for
Windoze or whatever.

I was actually wondering if the distcc maintainers would be moving
away from fork() now that the world seems to be going thread crazy?

Last I read distcc wanted to be as compatible as possible which
means the dreaded fork() will remain for a long time to come.

--Steven Solie

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