Build Times

Gerard Beekmans gerard at
Thu Mar 28 20:08:11 PST 2002

On Tue, Mar 26, 2002 at 01:39:57PM -0800, Jeff Harris wrote:
> Which systems were the Estimated build times extracted from? I'm getting
> from 7 to 10 times as long as the estimated quote. When I get to GCC I
> think I'll have to let it compile over the weekend!

The build times are an average of build times from:
	Celeron 533, 320 MB RAM
	PIII-750, 512 MB RAM
	Tbird 1.something Ghz, 512(?) MB RAM
	AMD 750 300+ MB RAM

I'm starting to forget what the exact specs were (except the first one,
that's my own computer and the second is the LFS server). They are going to
be redone. They are based on older software (older glibc and kernel most
notable) and aren't too accurate anymore. For the next round of builds
times and sizes I'll accept more input from the lfs-dev list from all kind
of machines.
> Maybe this is something that should go to the book list, but perhaps a
> low-end estimated time and a high-end estimated time should be noted.

A full list of used machines will go in the book when a new list is
available. This is in Bugzilla, under Bug #212

Gerard Beekmans

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