[distcc] Can't get more jobs then 4?

Joshua Baldock Joshua.Baldock at Optiver.com.au
Mon Nov 24 07:14:38 GMT 2008

Hi Guys,

Been testing distcc in our environment, and am hoping to implement soon. I have come across something, that I need some guidence on. When compiling code I am using the -j10 option. If I am correct, this should be sending 10 parrallel jobs to my distcc servers. However when using the distccmon-text, I see the following...

27790  Blocked                                                            [0]
 27801  Blocked                                                            [0]
 27803  Blocked                                                            [0]
 27791  Blocked                                                            [0]
 27797  Blocked                                                            [0]
 27802  Blocked                                                            [0]
 27816  Compile     mltest_process_win32.cc             [0]
 27808  Compile     mltest_validate_instrument_dow      [1]
 27789  Compile     mltest_environment.cc               [2]
 27788  Compile     mltest_validate_util.cc             [3]

So it seems to be locking the build to only 4 jobs. I have only got 1 distcc server and have set --jobs 80, to make sure that it isn't this causing the issue.

Can someone explain what could be happening here, and if Im missing a configuration item that may be stopping this using more jobs?


Joshua Baldock
IT Operations
Optiver Australia Pty Ltd

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