Distributed Compile?

Chris Fazekas chris at fazekas.net
Tue May 3 13:37:10 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).
> Hi
> This list is not intended for that kind of questions please, this is a
> development list.

As the question was sort of related to kernel development (compiling?)
this list seemed appropriate, though, I did not mean to offend anyone.  I
was mearly looking at ways to increase kernel build times, overall this
would help with kernel development (if it was feasible).

> 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".

We'll I have been described as completely insane before, so I guess that
my ideas are too.  Thanks for the pointer to distcc.

-- Chris Fazekas

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