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

Joshua Baldock Joshua.Baldock at Optiver.com.au
Mon Nov 24 21:25:12 GMT 2008

Thanks guys for this information.

I have now got this working correctly.

Just to answer your other question Fergus, im using version 2.18.3, I know there are later version 3.0+, but I have been unable to locate a x64 rpm of 3.0 for redhat, and as this will be being deployed in to our production environment, I would like to not have to comile on every machine. So 2.18 is the latest version I can find in rpm that is x64.


From: Fergus Henderson [mailto:fergus at google.com]
Sent: Monday, 24 November 2008 9:35 PM
To: Joshua Baldock
Cc: distcc at lists.samba.org
Subject: Re: [distcc] Can't get more jobs then 4?

On Mon, Nov 24, 2008 at 2:14 AM, Joshua Baldock <Joshua.Baldock at optiver.com.au<mailto:Joshua.Baldock at optiver.com.au>> wrote:

Been testing distcc in our environment, and am hoping to implement soon.
Which version of distcc are you using?  It's worth using an up-to-date version (>= 3.0).

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...
ibaker at mail.cern.ch<mailto:ibaker at mail.cern.ch> wrote:
On Mon, 24 Nov 2008, Joshua Baldock wrote:
> Can you please clarify where I would find the "value to for the servers host specification"?

When you specify a host usually either in the $DISTCC_HOSTS env variable or the ~/.distcc/hosts file (basically wherever you specified the name of your server), you can specify a decimal limit that will restrict the number of jobs that the client will send to the server.  If you don't specify a value it will default to 4.

ibaker is right.

Specifically, for each host in your DISTCC_HOSTS environment variable, you should insert a "/" and then the job limit, immediately after the host name or IP address.  For example, if your DISTCC_HOSTS was set to "<>,cpp,lzo", you should change it to ",cpp,lzo<,cpp,lzo>".

Fergus Henderson <fergus at google.com<mailto:fergus at google.com>>

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