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Re: NetBSD-5.1 running under Parallels VM on Mac OS X

On Sun, Dec 19, 2010 at 03:12:07PM +0100, Kurt Schreiner wrote:
> Just did a little "benchmark" on my iMac:

What spec is that machine? I found the VMware Fusion virtual machines gets
slower when I use as many virtual CPUs as the host has real CPU cores.

> " ... -j12 ... distribution" for i386, -current source on (local)
> Mac, nfs-mounted via "localnet" (Host Only w/ VMware and vboxnet0 w/
> VirtualBox) to the virtual machines, obj and dest on local virtual disk,
> both VMs configured w/ 4 processors and 2G RAM.

I'm not sure whether NFS is the problem ...

> VirtualBox (3.2.12)
>       make distribution started at:  Sat Dec 18 17:16:58 CET 2010
>       make distribution finished at: Sat Dec 18 19:32:01 CET 2010
> 2 hours 16 minutes
> VirtualBox (4.0.0Beta4)
>       make distribution started at:  Sun Dec 19 10:17:43 CET 2010
>       make distribution finished at: Sun Dec 19 13:12:09 CET 2010
> 2 hours 54 minutes

... but my VMware Fusion virtual machine with 4 CPUs and 2GiB completes
" -j 8 -x distribution sets" in little over a hour. But the
source tree is on a virtual hard disk and not NFS mouted.

        Kind regards

Matthias Scheler                        

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