Openmosix support
Date: Tuesday, January 27 2004 @ 23:51:08 UTC
Topic: Gentoox

I have a patch written, which I believe works properly (still need to fully test it), that enables openmosix support in Gentoox. Basically this is similar to distcc, but will distribute more than just compilation tasks... i.e. it will share system load between any other systems running openmosix. The problem is, when enabled, openmosix segfaults randomly whilst running emerge. This can be stopped by disabling openmosix (run /etc/init.d/openmosix stop). Once stopped, the system will behave as if openmosix isnt installed at all, therefore its recommended that users disable openmosix before running emerge. I'm in two minds as whether to release this patch or not, so I thought I'd leave it up to the users. Vote on the poll, I'll do whatever the result is. In future releases of Home edition, the firstboot script will give the user the option of enabling/disabling openmosix. I'd also add an easy to use script that will toggle openmosix support.

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