Subject: Re: Autonice bugging my but!
To: Jarle Fredrik Greipsland <>
From: Michael L. VanLoon -- <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/26/1996 23:18:59
>In article <>, 
>"Michael L. VanLoon --" <> writes:
>>> In article <>,
>>> James Graham - Systems Mangler <> wrote:

>>> NetBSD/vax on a 11/750 takes more than a week, from what I read a while
>>> back on port-vax. Things to keep in mind: it may take longer than 4.3BSD

>A data point for those who collect those:
>    kern.osrelease = 1.1
>    hw.model = MicroVAX 78032/78132
>    hw.physmem = 13623296
>    Disk is a 1GB SCSI disk on an Emulex controller
>>From scratch, i.e. no existing GENERIC directory:
># config GENERIC; cd ../compile/GENERIC; time make depend netbsd
>  21484.07 real      2083.12 user       988.73 sys
>That's close to 6 hours elapsed time.

>> Oh my!  There comes a point when it's not worth it.  Can you seriously
>> get *anything* done on such a machine?  (And I thought those things
>> were God-awful slow running VMS... ;-)

>Oh c'mon! I've got emacs-19.30 with X11R6 (sans server), full
>TeX/LaTeX suite, and MH running on it.  What more can one wish for? ;-)

Yes, but 6 hours is a *far* cry from a week.  Would you say the same
if it *really* took an entire week to build a kernel on your machine?

  Michael L. VanLoon                       
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