[distcc] Using distcc to stress NFS

Fergus Henderson fergus at google.com
Tue Jun 29 12:06:27 MDT 2010

On Fri, Jun 25, 2010 at 11:32 AM, Hardik Patel <hardik2141 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello,
> I am arranging a setup to test NFSv4 code. I will be using 3 client
> machines connected to server which had some source to build. The source
> directory that resides on server will be mounted on rest 3 machines using
> NFSv4. Is it possible to give command make (using distcc) on one of the
> machines but instruct all machines to take files from central repository
> (i.e. server) ?

No.  Distcc transmits the files to the server itself.  Previous benchmarking
has shown that this is significantly faster than using NFS, often by a
factor of 2 or 3 on the overall build speed.

Fergus Henderson <fergus at google.com>
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