Subject: Re: BSDSRCDIR, was Re: mount*(8) linked as one binary ?
To: Frederick Bruckman <>
From: Luke Mewburn <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 11/05/2000 12:52:23
Frederick Bruckman writes:
> So the objects all go on NFS? That can't be good.

Depends on what your NFS server is.

Even using a 2 year old NetApp filer over 100Mb full duplex ethernet
is still quite fast, since the box has about 1/10th the latency of
most local disks, and building is more about accessing lots of
files vs raw seqential file throughput (which is one thing filers
aren't really `faster' than local disk at).

And as Chris said, even a decent solaris box with a RAID array is quite
good too.

(We digress from BSDSRCDIR tho :-)