[distcc] distcc and ccache

Erik Zeek zeekec at mad.scientist.com
Tue Aug 20 12:20:45 MDT 2013

You might be able to use the (-l|--load-average|--max-load) option on make
to limit the load on the local machine.  The distcc jobs shouldn't affect
the local load average.


On Tue, Aug 20, 2013 at 1:55 AM, tal zilcer <tal.zilcer at gmail.com> wrote:

> hi,
> i want to use distcc and ccache in my cluster(10 servers, 8 cpus in each
> one) in order to improve build times.
> my question is this:
> because i have about 80 cpus using make -j with value of 80-160 seems
> right according to information on the web.
> but when using ccache if i get only cache hits, distcc wont run(im using
> CCACHE_PREFIX=distcc) and i will have 80 processes of ccache running on my
> local host.
> this is much more than the cpus can handle.
> should i use -j as the numbers of cpus on my local host?
> i want to take advantage of all the cpus in the cluster.....
> thanks,
> tal
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