Subject: Re: Compiler timings on varous MVII NetBSDs etc.
To: NetBSD Bob <>
From: None <>
List: port-vax
Date: 01/25/2001 13:14:35
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.

Only the MVII, MS2000 have the 16mb limit.  LAter machines are at least
capable of 32mb or much more.

personally I find it ghastly to need more than 16mb to compile reasonably.
Sound much more like disk flogging (not enough or large enough IO