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Fedora mulls ARM as a primary architecture

Fedora mulls ARM as a primary architecture

Posted Mar 22, 2012 15:42 UTC (Thu) by dlang (subscriber, #313)
In reply to: Fedora mulls ARM as a primary architecture by rwmj
Parent article: Fedora mulls ARM as a primary architecture

The article seemed to be indicating that distcc was receiving almost as much pushback as cross compiling.

as for the "tip and tail" overhead, that's one place where I would say to use a amd64 machine, use it to unpack the tarball onto a network accessible drive and then package up the result. Ideally you do this on the machine providing the network accessible drive so that it's all local I/O.

This isn't going to scale linearly with the number of machines for any one package build, but there are a LOT of packages that need to be built, so overall you should be able to keep dozens, if not hundreds of cores busy.


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