Re: Happiness is fast compilation over NFS

Alan Cox (
Thu, 18 Jul 1996 09:48:24 +0100 (BST)

> Lo and behold, if you define FILE_OFFSET_IS_CHAR_INDEX at the top of
> libbfd.c (or in bfd/Makefile) and recompile, writes get coalesced
> properly and compilation over NFS works the way it should.

Excellent information.

> [*no flames, please. With compiler, source, and target all over NFS -
> which is a typical configuration with most modern workstations - Linux

Not really. The typical configuration[i] in a professional environment is one
that reflects the desire for maximum performance. Thats a VCS with remote
checkout, and fast local disk, or for the cheaper inclined a single very high
performance compile server and a pile of cheap desktop PC's running whatever
happens to suit.