Subject: Compile speed wars [was Re: FreeBSD Bus DMA]
To: None <,,,>
From: Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU>
List: tech-kern
Date: 06/12/1998 00:34:03
John Dyson writes:

>FreeBSD-current, vs. a recent NetBSD.  Anecdotal
>evidence using Linux shows similar results.

What is "recent"?  I think FreeBSD 2.2.5R is recent (its what the tech
support people have on CDrom at work) but if I posted a comparsion
between FreeBSD 2.2.5R, and NetBSD-current, I would expect to be
pilloried for an unfair comparison.    And rightly so.

Even so, I grant it may well not make much of a difference to the outcome.
But without dates and versions, this is not adequate disclosure.

BTW, when you said that, anecdotally, the results with Linux were
similar, it was impossible to tell whether you meant FreeBSD was
2.5-3x faster, than Linux, or that Linux was also 2.5x-3x faster than
NetBSD at a specific compilation task.

Since Linux doesnt thave netbsd emulation, maybe you mean the former,
using Linux binaries on both FreeBSD and Linux, is that it?