[distcc] Using a weaker machine or not

Martin Pool mbp at sourcefrog.net
Wed Jul 18 12:44:32 MDT 2012

The main problem is that distcc is not (last time I looked) smart
enough to understand some machines are faster than others.  So if the
problem is embarrassingly parallel, you're fine, but if there is a
bottleneck the critical tasks might be stuck on slower machines.

As an unscientific rule of thumb I would not use machines that are
more than say 2-3x (per core) slower than the average.


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