Minimum processor requirements

Kevin Alm kevinalm at
Sun Feb 29 15:55:39 PST 2004

On Sunday 29 February 2004 05:49 pm, Daryl Lee wrote:
> I have been trying to get 5.1pre1 built on my five year old HP 6535,
> which sports a spiffy little 466MHz Celeron processor, and an 8GB drive,
> probably of the 7200 rpm variety.  I had a timeout failure building
> glibc, which I cured by changing the TIMEOUT value in test-lfs.c.  Now
> I'm getting a timeout failure in the gcc-torture tests of gcc-3.3.2,
> which I think I will choose to ignore.  My question is, what is the
> minimum performance required by the timeouts programmed into the files?
> Anyone else using an archaic machine like mine successfully?
> --
> Daryl Lee
> Open the present--it's a gift.
I built 5.0 on an amd k6-3 450 mhz and 512mb of ram. It's been a while but 
there were a number of timeout failures. System works great though.
Kevin Alm

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