Variability in build times.

Ken Moffat ken at
Mon Oct 18 14:26:29 PDT 2010

On Mon, Oct 18, 2010 at 10:19:58PM +0100, Ken Moffat wrote:
>  I've never imagined that build times were exactly repeatable, but
> I'd assumed that, *on an unloaded system with only a browser
> running* the times would be fairly close, say plus or minus 3%.
> Now, I start to wonder.
 I forgot to add that the original builds were probably into swap
(abiword is almost at the end of my build, and if I look, I usually
see the box is using swap during a build), but no swap was used
after the most recent [slow] build.

 Also, I'm deleting the source directory between builds.

das eine Mal als Tragödie, das andere Mal als Farce

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