Subject: Re: Remote job support in bin/make
To: None <,>
From: James Chacon <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 03/10/2006 11:07:23
On Thu, Mar 09, 2006 at 08:39:35PM +0000, David Laight wrote:
> 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.
> Any objections?

None here (having dug around in the guts of make before, anything which can
clean it up is good in my eyes)