Subject: Re: Alright, damnit, this is getting annoying.
To: None <email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Steven M. Schultz <email@example.com>
Date: 06/13/1997 10:38:46
> From: Anders Magnusson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> 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 ;)