Subject: Re: YAAPACW
To: None <>
From: Brad Parker <>
List: current-users
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)