Subject: PII vs 21164
To: None <>
From: Ray Phillips <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 05/16/2003 09:00:02
Dear NetBSD/alpha:

Could someone help me to reconcile the fact that running

# cd /usr/src
# ./ -D ../DistribDir -R ../ReleaseDir release

takes around eleven hours on a 500 MHz PWS with 1 GB RAM but around 
seven hours on a PII with 640 MB RAM?

I don't know how the SPEC values (for example) for the two machines 
compare but I'd have thought and hoped the PWS would be considerably 
faster.  Is building an alpha release of NetBSD more "difficult" 
somehow than an i386 release?

I guess there wouldn't be many (any?) floating point instructions 
executed when performing this operation?