Subject: Re: -pipe significantly boosts up kernel compile speed
To: Bang Jun-Young <>
From: Aymeric Vincent <>
List: current-users
Date: 07/05/2002 11:38:43
Bang Jun-Young <> writes:

> Is 8MB sufficient for compiling kernel? (I have never used Amiga;
> in fact, never seen one *-) 

Of course it is! I even made a full 1.6A build on my Amiga last
month. It took about two weeks and a half. ;-)

> I'll give it a try again with 16MB on Pentium later (the mother
> board requires DIMM so 4MB * 2 DIMMs are needed to have 8MB, but I
> don't have one).

I think 16 MB is above the threshold where -pipe becomes useful.
But then it might not, given that the buffer cache will then be much
less useful.