Variability in build times.

Aleksandar Kuktin akuktin at
Mon Oct 18 15:01:00 PDT 2010

>On Mon, 18 Oct 2010 22:19:58 +0100
>Ken Moffat <ken at> 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 have the same feeling from time to time.
Its like every rebuild maaaaay be taking a bit longer then the

>  Has anybody run a series of builds on any package (on the same
> system, with the same options) to see how much variation occurs in
> the elapsed time ?

I'll make a setup tonight and let it run overnight with binutils and
report my findings in the morning (CEST).

-Aleksandar Kuktin

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