Subject: Re: VS2000 and 1.4 - no go :-(
To: Brian D Chase <>
From: Michael Kukat <>
List: port-vax
Date: 07/01/1999 23:06:02
Hi !

> > 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
> > files.
> Some of us can hear our MicroVAX II's swapping and accessing files even
> *while* we're vacuuming. 

This must be a RA81 or so :-)

> Ignatios, of all the port lists to grumble to about slow CPU speeds and
> other resource limitations, I'd imagine that port-vax is not a very good
> choice :-)

Hey, it's the fun in those boxes. If i want performance, i go out and
take a P-III-500 with 128 MB RAM and 8 MB graphics (today's windows
standard :-) and install PTS-DOS. This is REAL performance :-) But is it
the VAX fun ?

so long.. Michael