On 24/02/16 11:40, Rob Taylor wrote:
On 24/02/16 10:19, Sam Thursfield wrote:
I could imagine the approach Tristan is taking would work excellently on
a large powerful x86 server (especially with the distcc aspect) - could
be even better if the qemu tcq-multithread work pans out . It also
seems that this is possible to run as non-root from Tristan's recent mail.
So, simplest approach for this class of users would simply to be to
provide logins on a largish x86 build box! (and the box can be managed
by central IT/IS)
Good idea, that might be enough. In fact from my limited experience I
would say 'remote access to a UNIX box from Windows' is not an uncommon
developer setup in big companies. The 'Morph distbuild' build server
approach seems to have caused some bad feeling about the whole concept
of a build server, but this would be totally different as devs would be
using real shell accounts, so it'd be simpler to get access to the real
staging area, when trying to debug build failures.
Sam Thursfield, Codethink Ltd.
Office telephone: +44 161 236 5575