On the Design of the Amoeba Configuration Manager

E.H. Baalbergen, C. Verstoep, A.S. Tanenbaum

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Abstract

The program Amoeba Make, or Amake, is being designed to fulfil the need of a make-like configuration manager capable of exploiting the potentials of the Amoeba distributed operating system. The major design goal is to create a software configuration manager that is both easy to use and efficient. The specification and maintenance of a large configuration should be easy, and should be automated as much as possible. Furthermore, the build process should exploit Amoeba's capabilities and resources when creating or updating a target. In this paper we show how a smart file server can contribute to Amake's efficiency. We also show how a declarative configuration description allows Amake to take full advantage of parallelism and to determine the commands needed for building and maintaining targets.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Software Configuration Management
PublisherACM
Pages15-22
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)0-89791-334-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1989
Event2nd International Workshop on Software Configuration Management - Princeton, United States
Duration: 23 Oct 198923 Oct 1989

Workshop

Workshop2nd International Workshop on Software Configuration Management
CountryUnited States
CityPrinceton
Period23/10/8923/10/89

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