Subject: Re: YAAPACW
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Brad Parker <email@example.com>
Date: 11/12/1994 08:16:58
"Perry E. Metzger" wrote:
>Herb Peyerl says:
>> I have a customer that has a BSDI 1.1 machine and certainly it's true that
>> a 'make depend' is quite a bit faster on it... However, the big difference
>> is that this customer only has the binary distribution... Could it be
>> that this is also true in your case?
>Nope. I'm starting to think it might be disk controllers, though it
>might also be a difference in the depend scripts themselves. I'm
guess you guys never installed MORE/BSD on a VAX ;-)
it was a binary only distribution of 4.2BSD...
binary only distributions do 'make depend' so fast because there is
little to no source. what source exists is tiny. scanning 5 small
files is fast (BSDI). scanning hundreds of files is slow (netbsd).
it's not the os. (I have installed both bsdi 1.1 and netbsd 1.0 recently)