Distributed Compile?

Thibaut Varene faucon.millenium at gmail.com
Tue May 3 13:14:57 UTC 2005

On 5/3/05, Chris Fazekas <chris at fazekas.net> wrote:
> Woke up last night with an thought.  From what I understand, it is
> possible to build a kernel on a cluster of machines, so in theory it would
> be possible to do so on a distributed.net type system using peoples free
> CPU time.  Does this seem possible?  And would it be extremely complex?
> Just wondering because it would be nice to have a way of superfast
> compiling test kernels (and applications etc).  Not saying my 3GHZ isnt
> fast, but its no supercomputer (cluster).


This list is not intended for that kind of questions please, this is a
development list.

Aside the various reasons (that I will not list) why what you suggest
is quite frankly completely insane, and not feasible, if you want to
distribute a compilation on several of your machines, I think you
might be looking for something like "distcc".



Thibaut VARENE
Ubuntu, Debian and Kernel Hacker

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