Is there a NFS alternative?
dyek at real.com
Thu Feb 8 07:04:57 UTC 2007
At 10:04 PM 2/7/2007, Thomas M Steenholdt wrote:
>I'm probably misunderstanding this, but here we go anyway. :-)
>Sharing a directory will not let you build remotely. It will allow you to
>build in a place where another host can get the results. You need to have
>some sort of shell on the system that will be building.
>If you actually get to the fast computer over the internet (ssh or
>something) and build something off an NFS mount from your local machine,
>then there's a good chance that the latency in reading and writing files
>on the NFS share will far outweigh the faster processor on the remote
>machine, in which case you'll be better off building from your local
>machine, even if it is slower. (disclaimer: i don't know what kind of
>connection you have to the internet).
>I'd say edit the files locally, then rsync files over and built remotely
>(all this could easily be put in you Makefile btw) and sync results back.
>Again - sorry if i'm not getting the picture. ;-)
I have remote access to that "my other machine", so I have ssh access to
kick off build scripts.
One other advantage of mounting the directory remotely is that the source
files are then saved in that computer and the overhead of syncing the work
two times a day is zero.
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