Subject: Re: Alright, damnit, this is getting annoying.
To: None <,>
From: Steven M. Schultz <>
List: port-vax
Date: 06/13/1997 10:38:46
> From: Anders Magnusson <>
> > 
> Actually, compiling a tailored 4.3BSD Release kernel on a 11/750
> took about 6 hours on RA81 disks, but only four with RM80. Disk speed
> are significant, obviously.
> A kernel under 4.2BSD on a 11/780 only took about an hour to compile.
> But that was _long_ time ago :-)

	It was only ~4 years ago we turned off our last 4.3BSSD VAX-750 so
	the memory of building kernels is fairly fresh.   With two RA81 drives
	and a UDA50 the 4.3BSD kernel only took about 1 hour 30 minutes
	to compile.  Using a Fuji Eagle and an Emulex SC750 Massbuss controller
	the time was just over 1 hour.

	An 8650 on the other hand only took about 13 minutes (with RA81s) to
	compile the 4.3BSD kernel.  

	Imagine my surprise when I first encountered a Intel 386/33 
	running 386/BSD 0.9x and a "mere PC" could compile it's kernel in ~10
	minutes or so ;)

	Steven Schultz