Subject: Remote job support in bin/make
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com>
From: David Laight <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 03/09/2006 20:39:35
There is code splattered through NetBSD's bin/make that purports to support
'remote jobs'. This has been there since the code was imported into NetBSD
in 1993. Even if it worked then, I suspect it doesn't work now!
These days programs like 'distcc' are more likely to be useful if you
want a distributed make - since I suspect the support in make would
farm out jobs randomly to the available systems.
To avoid having the code bitrot further, I propose deleting it!
The simplification to the make code can only help its maintainability.
David Laight: email@example.com