Re: Too good to believe?

Richard Gooch (Richard.Gooch@atnf.CSIRO.AU)
Mon, 4 May 1998 00:07:23 +1000 writes:
> I had this e-mail exchange with a vendor in a hardware newsgroup-- but
> it was a group about ASUS motherboards, not CPUs or linux. Since this
> sounded far too good, I am wondering if anyone can confirm or deny the
> numbers here [`me' is myself speaking, `him' is Rick Lindsay, a vendor
> of decent reputation on the net].
> him1: Complete Linux kernel compile times:
> him1: Dual P2-300, 64mb SDRAM, 75 seconds
> him1: Dual PPro166/512, 64mb EDO, 45 seconds

I have trouble believing this. I have a dual PPro180/256 system (Tyan
Titan Pro) with 128 MBytes RAM, and it takes me a few minutes to
compile a kernel. And I do:

% make MAKE="make -j 3"

to make sure my CPUs aren't idle. Granted I have smaller L2 cache, but
I don't believe that will change the time by more than 20% or
30%. Certainly not several times faster!



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