Subject: Re: Compiler timings on varous MVII NetBSDs etc.
To: None <>
From: NetBSD Bob <>
List: port-vax
Date: 01/24/2001 15:08:08
> > p.s.  Something needs to be done about pkgsrc.tar.gz.  It has been
> >       unrolling for almost two hours on the MV3100/10, and still it
> >       whirrs and whirrs.....
> Use softdep (ups, this is one of the bloats in 1.5 ;-)  ) or remount the
> fs where you extrat async. Ungzip the .tar.gz on a faster machine so
> that the poor, old VAX does not need to do the CPU intense ungziping.

I do that at home, using the M76 box.  Finally it finished in 2:30.
Yikes, slow.... but, Bonnie is now up, and bytebench is compiling.
So anything useful anyone wants to do on the critter, have at it. (no su privs yet).  The goal is to see
what might be done to optimize the slow VAXentoys.  The current
kernel is a mostly stripped VS3100 only thing.  When I go home,
tonight, I will start it compiling lmbench (which calls up perl5)
and see if it is done by in the morning.