Subject: Re: 3.0 and
To: None <>
From: Aaron J. Grier <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 03/07/2006 10:58:58
On Tue, Mar 07, 2006 at 08:54:56AM +0100, Jochen Kunz wrote:
> On Mon, 6 Mar 2006 20:17:52 -0800
> "Aaron J. Grier" <> wrote:
> > over six hours to build a kernel?  that seems incredibly excessive,
> > even for a 133MHz machine.
> Not if the machine is swapping to death. Retry and watch top(1),
> vmstat(1), ... Watch the amount of RAM consumed by cc(1) and ld(1)
> when the machine is swapping...

I realize that's exactly what's happening, and the straightforward fix
is to add more swap.

I'm simply expressing surprise that 96MB of RAM and 128MB of swap is
insufficient to build the world.

  Aaron J. Grier | "Not your ordinary poofy goof." |
              "silly brewer, saaz are for pils!"  --  virt