[distcc] Running distccd in localhost or not?

Martin Pool mbp at sourcefrog.net
Sun Aug 18 16:19:24 MDT 2013

Jobs scheduled to localhost run directly; you don't need to run a server

Have a look in the logs and they'll tell you whether it's being used or why.

On 19 August 2013 01:03, Αναστασίου Γεώργιος <ganastasiougr at gmail.com>wrote:

> Hello,
> I am trying to setup distccd, and i have a question based on DISTCC_HOSTS
> and servers. If the starting machine of compilation(known as localhost :D)
> has the following hosts:
> localhost poseidon dolphin
> based on distccmon-text it doesnt compile anything in localhost, also
> sometimes it uses only one server, localhost compiles only conftest.c which
> i assume is for configuration. Daemon is not running in localhost, if i
> want to compile in localhost too, should i start the service?
>  I am asking because i thought that this would create overhead, wouldn't
> localhost be used by default if parallelized make jobs were blocked by
> other machines' slots? But in the other hand, if i use distcc then CC
> variable would change, so in order to use local binaries, they should have
> been navigated through local distcc daemon, not sure through.
> I am not sure about the above questions, if they have any good
> explanation.
> Thanks in advance for your time.
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