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Re: Why is checksumming so much slower on a sparc64?

On Wed, Oct 24, 2012 at 8:50 PM, Chris Ross <> 
>   I have two netbsd-6 machines, running nearly the same code.  One is an i386 
> with 2.8ghz-ish processor(s), and one is an UltraSPARC-IIIi with a pair of 
> 1.5 ghz processors.
>   When trying to build vim from pkgsrc, the checksum checks on all of the 
> 600+ files for the i386 takes a second or two.  Where as, each of the pair of 
> checksums seems to take more than a second.  I *think*, inferring from the 
> output rate, that the SHA1 is fast, and the RMD160 is what's taking more than 
> a second for each file.
>   Why is this?  This can't be an insurmountable issue, can it?

Is your pkgsrc tree up-to-date?  Otherwise the lack of this change may
explain it:

Julio Merino / @jmmv

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