Joerg Sonnenberger joerg at
Tue May 3 11:40:05 PDT 2005

On Tue, May 03, 2005 at 03:55:35PM +0000, Paul wrote:
> 1. Like FreeBSD, the ppp is still in DragonFly. But the version is too old. 
> Why not choose mpd? More fast and flexible, and based on netgraph.

netgraph is not neceseary is a good thing :)

> 2. I usually use distcc to build "big" something in several box. Such as 
> upgrading/compiling the whole FreeBSD/kernel. I compiled DragonFly in the 
> same way, It  really saves many time, although I must modifiy some files. 
> Hope the distcc can help everyone to save time.

Devon did some experiments with distcc and it wasn't that successful IIRC.
Most of the source tree are small C files, for which the compile time is
far shorter than the network transfer time. The really big things can't
splitted very much, e.g. the GCC build.


More information about the Users mailing list