[Scons-users] modifying how scons looks for dependencies?

William Deegan bill at baddogconsulting.com
Sat Dec 7 00:07:03 EST 2013

On Dec 6, 2013, at 5:16 PM, robert zeigler <robert.zeigler at gmail.com> wrote:

> I'm experimenting with using scons in a distributed compute environment, where the main scons process runs on a master node, but individual tasks are farmed out to compute nodes.


> This works fine as long as the build is occurring in a shared-storage location visible to all nodes. However, I'm exploring use cases where POSIX-compliant storage may not be available (or desirable), but an alternative, fast, shared data store is.


> My question is, is it possible to override the default mechanism scons uses for checking that a dependency exists before building a target?

It's just python. You can change it anyway you like.
Would such a patch be accepted? Depend on the implementation and performance impact.
You could use something like distcc ..


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