building GHC on a cluster

Jean-Marie Gaillourdet jmg at
Thu Aug 25 09:23:09 CEST 2011


On 23.08.11 17:10, Karel Gardas wrote:
> Hello,
> recent "GHC build times on newer MacBook Pros?" thread makes me
> wondering if someone already attempted to build GHC on a cluster of
> machines using for example PVM GNU make[1] for this or any other tool (
> or even custom generated bin/ghc-stageX scripts using rsh?) which is
> suitable for the task. I'm asking since build of GHC HEAD on my
> ARM/Linux (OMAP4 1GHz) using both cores takes around 7 hours and yet
> buying another 3 machines might be well in the finance envelope of hobby
> project and speed the development which usually happens only during
> weekend's evenings...
> Thanks!
> Karel
> [1]:

At least the C compilations should be easily distributable with distcc 
[1]. I've had great success using it with pure C projects in the past. I 
don't know if compiling the runtime system takes long enough to make 
distribution wortwhile.



Jean-Marie Gaillourdet

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