Gentoo Linux test image
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If this is a good candidate for its own post, please adjust.  In fact, might I suggest a title: distcc Octapine64.

distcc distributes compile tasks among participating hosts.  Gentoo is a source based distribution that must be compiled when installed.

I ran on gentoo for years.  It's where I went when I dropped RedHat.  I switched to Ubuntu when I went to work at Verizon as a network analyst, which "required" me to stop developing as a term of employment.  Which was bravo sierra, and I ended up quitting, for that and other reasons, mostly having to do with their willful wanton incompetence.  (And no, I'm not worried about saying this in a post and "having it come back to hurt me."  Were that ever to be the case, such a client or employer would not be for me anyway.)

I found this post while looking for any post on distcc.  distcc is a gentoo'rs best friend.  And distcc looks like it now even (haven't touched this stuff in about six years...) works for config too!  

Portage kicks arse.  gentoo is the easiest way I know of to get absolutely exactly what you want, no more and no less, on a system build.  The only thing that might beat it is linux from scratch, but only if you really, really, really know what you're doing, and have lots of time to do it.  :-)

Until you've built your own kernel, well... you haven't.  That alone opens you up to the wide wide world of supported hardware kit.  Gentoo provides the difference between theory and experience.  ("Knowledge" without experience is JUST an idea.  And those do not count for much.)

In gentoo, everything is normally compiled.  Everything.  Thus distcc.

Talk about a cheap and powerful cluster, get eight pine64s (one of them a 2G, and one eight port switch, and you've got some serious kit.  An Octapine(64).  All for well under $400, easily.  Cheap on gas too.  Go for the 1Gs, with gigabit ethernet.


Fact is, affordable clustering will be one of pine64's shinning distinctions.  From blender to node.js, to ... this is FUN!  hardkernel's Odroids are our closest competition, and they cannot touch us on price, price being an X factor in clusters.

This Octapine64 will be one heck of a build tool.  Cross compile, and its good for every supported instruction set/architecture.  Especially once we get the mali kit working.  And NEON.  I'd be very surprised if we don't blow up in the gentoo community.  It's a no-brainer, and they are smart people.

BTW, I like the pine64.org site migration to wordpress/woocommerce.  Nice.  And the pending padi.  OMG.  I've been looking for a device like this for about three years.  Gonna have a working product soon, better, cheaper and easier than I could have imagined, if padi lives up to its advanced notice.

LOVE IT!!!


David
David, the lip smacking pirate hedgehog.  "SHIVER me timbers!"  


Messages In This Thread
Gentoo Linux test image - by xalius - 08-04-2016, 01:58 PM
RE: Gentoo Linux test image - by xalius - 08-05-2016, 02:34 AM
RE: Gentoo Linux test image - by xalius - 08-07-2016, 07:47 AM
RE: Gentoo Linux test image - by jkmooney - 08-28-2016, 09:17 AM
RE: Gentoo Linux test image - by Detritus - 09-18-2016, 12:12 PM
RE: Gentoo Linux test image - by tampadave - 09-24-2016, 12:16 AM
RE: Gentoo Linux test image - by jkmooney - 10-01-2016, 06:31 PM
RE: Gentoo Linux test image - by jkmooney - 10-01-2016, 07:36 PM
RE: Gentoo Linux test image - by kevinava - 12-12-2016, 02:01 AM
RE: Gentoo Linux test image - by xalius - 01-07-2017, 07:04 AM
RE: Gentoo Linux test image - by shaggy013 - 01-15-2017, 05:32 AM
RE: Gentoo Linux test image - by xalius - 01-15-2017, 05:48 AM
RE: Gentoo Linux test image - by ivantheviking - 02-28-2017, 11:41 AM
RE: Gentoo Linux test image - by xalius - 02-28-2017, 11:48 AM
RE: Gentoo Linux test image - by ivantheviking - 02-28-2017, 06:30 PM
RE: Gentoo Linux test image - by xalius - 03-24-2017, 06:05 AM
RE: Gentoo Linux test image - by incoherent - 12-09-2017, 01:04 PM
RE: Gentoo Linux test image - by necrose99 - 04-28-2018, 08:41 AM
RE: Gentoo Linux test image - by robopsi - 06-25-2018, 04:47 AM
RE: Gentoo Linux test image - by tllim - 06-26-2018, 12:39 PM
Gentoo Linux test image - by necrose99 - 01-28-2019, 11:05 PM

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