Subject: Re: VS2000 and 1.4 - no go :-(
To: Michael Kukat <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Ignatios Souvatzis <email@example.com>
Date: 07/01/1999 17:17:03
On Thu, Jul 01, 1999 at 05:04:17PM +0200, Michael Kukat wrote:
> Hi !
> > On Wed, Jun 30, 1999 at 09:51:33PM +0200, Michael Kukat wrote:
> > > That's true... Needs 20 hours to compile the kernel, but it DOES compile
> > > the kernel with 14 MB of RAM :-)
> > Spoiled kids.
> > I did porting of NetBSD to a 68060 machine (where neither the mainboard nor
> > the CPU was supported earlier) using a NetBSD/Amiga system on a
> > 68030 @ 25 MHz system with only 8 MB of RAM.
> > Hm. I must admit that it has decent SCSI DMA. And maybe I had upgraded to
> > 12 MB at that time.
> And maybe you used swap... I'm talking of pure RAM usage, without swap.
Guilty, your honor.
It stopped using swap for kernel compilations when I upgraded to 16 MB.
Result: I was vacuuming and dishwashing while recompiling a kernel, and when
I didn't hear any disk movement for more than five minutes, I nearly panicked.
It was *10 minutes* of pure CPU usage, for compiling one of the nfs_xxx.c
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