Minimum processor requirements

Daryl Lee dlee at
Tue Mar 2 09:59:24 PST 2004

On Tue, Mar 02, 2004 at 06:40:31PM +0100, eklirmr at wrote:
> On Sun Feb 29 2004 at 18:49:27 (-0500), 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?
> > 
> I recently built LFS 5.0 on a Dell Dimension H266 with a 266 MHz
> processor, 128 MB RAM and a 5400 rpm hard disk and had no problems
> (except for occasional boredom while the bigger stuff compiled!).

Did you run the tests on glibc?  Have you tried 5.1pre1?

Daryl Lee
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