Subject: Re: Compiler timings on varous MVII NetBSDs etc.
To: NetBSD Bob <>
From: Lord Isildur <>
List: port-vax
Date: 01/23/2001 16:36:12
40 megs. this certainly allows such compilations without any paging. 
However, on a uvII with only 16 megs, i got the same compilation (generic 
kernel from scratch), in 1 hour 28 minutes. 

heh, how appropriate to log in to another box and get this fortune:
"How doth the VAX's C compiler
Improve its object code.
And even as we speak does it
Increase the system load.

How patiently it seems to run
And spit out error flags,
While users, with frustration, all
Tear their clothes to rags.


On Tue, 23 Jan 2001, NetBSD Bob wrote:

> > > >It looks more like a straight PDP-11 V7 port than VAX.  Interesting.
> > > >Maybe the hacking was not all that substantial, after all!
> > > 
> > > So do any of the MicroVAX other than the MicroVAX I have full PDP-11
> > > emulation?
> > 
> > But you're not thinking about running NetBSD 1.5 on the pdp11 ?
> Interesting.  My take on it, is that like the PDP11 and the 4M ram
> limitations, we are reaching a 16mb ram limitation in the old VAXentoyz.
> I am sensing that gcc may be running out of ram.  Especially in the
> 25 hour kernel compile arena and the neverending perl compile thicket.
> Isildur got a kernel compile in 30 minutes on a KA650 box.
> Isildur, what ram do you have in that KA650 box?
> Bob