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From: Marko Mikulicic <marko@××××.org>
To: gentoo-dev@g.o
Subject: [gentoo-dev] Distribuited build
Date: Sun, 09 Jun 2002 09:34:20
1 Hello,
3 Do you all use only a single machine to build ?
4 Does anyone use distributed build tools, like distcc or
5 other tricks.
6 While building a sigle package can be "upgraded" to
7 distcc simply using the parallel make features and
8 redirecting the compiler, it should be useful if entire ebuilds
9 could be done in parallel.
10 For example, when a package has two dependents they could
11 be built in parallel. This would be specially useful for
12 this packages wich doesn't build correctly with -j>1.
14 I have a lot of unused ghz in my lan which could do lots of
15 background jobs if they could be well distributed.
16 I'm not thinking jet of a way to implement this (it should not
17 be very difficult) but I'm interested to know what
18 are the need, habits, testing methodology of the developers.
21 Marko
23 PS: for those who doesn't know distcc:
24 It preprocess locally and compiles on remote hosts.
26 If you share the filesystem with the sources, and have the same
27 set of libraries/headers on all machines then "makeitdisturbed"
28 offer better performance.


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Re: [gentoo-dev] Distribuited build Paul de Vrieze <pauldv@××××××.nl>