SBUs

Randy McMurchy randy at linuxfromscratch.org
Thu Apr 14 15:24:24 PDT 2005


Bruce Dubbs wrote these words on 04/14/05 17:08 CST:

> These values really overspecify the point and the high precision is a 
> bit misleading.  I am presenting a suggestion for discussion:
> 
> SBUs less then 0.1 should be specified as:
> 
>    Estimated build time: < 0.1 SBU

To me, the *lack* of precision in this example is much more misleading
that what we have now.

Let's say for the sake of roundness, binutils takes 2.5 minutes (two
and one-half). Now 0.1 SBU would be 15 seconds.

This would be way wrong for a package that compiles and installs
in one, or two seconds. To the point it would look like we didn't
know how to do elementary calculations.


> SBUs between 9.9 and 0.1 (inclusive) should be rounded to one decimal:
> 
>    Estimated build time: 6.7 SBU
> 
> SBUs greater than 10 should be rounded to whole numbers:
> 
>    Estimated build time: 12 SBU

This would work, though I don't see the harm in a decimal in all
the SBU figures.

Just my thoughts.

-- 
Randy

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