Paul mirnshi at
Wed May 4 21:00:36 PDT 2005

Joerg Sonnenberger <joerg at xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in
news:20050503183906.GD94744 at xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx: 

> 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 :)
PPP eat more CPU than mpd. In heavy gateway, such as pptp/pppoe, mpd is 
better choice.
Unlike linux, PPP of BSDs is in the user space.

>> 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.
Really? I don't think so. If I compile the world in one box without distcc, 
I need near 50 minutes. While using distcc, compiling in serval box, 15 
minutes is enough.


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