Subject: PII vs 21164
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Ray Phillips <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 05/16/2003 09:00:02
Could someone help me to reconcile the fact that running
# cd /usr/src
# ./build.sh -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?