console vs. rxvt vs. xterm vs. emacs buffer: Output speed

Archaic archaic at
Fri Jul 16 05:29:42 PDT 2004

On Fri, Jul 16, 2004 at 10:49:36AM +0200, Uli Fahrenberg wrote:
> Running latex && bibtex &&latex && latex in an emacs buffer takes 20.6
> seconds real time with my current size-of-file. Running the same in rxvt
> takes only 12.5 seconds! For xterm the number is 25 seconds, and for
> console it's 11.1 seconds.

The moral of the story is, stick to console! ;)

> 3) might also suggest (hey, there *was* a reference to LFS!) that
> running make>log is to prefer over simply make .

A full build of 5.1.1 after adding offscreen logging for configure,
make, and make check (not install) on every package in chapter 6 went
from 7 hours to just under 6.5 hours. I think I'm going to do chap5 and
all install targets as well as I start writing the LFS 6 scripts.


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