Minimum processor requirements

Karl Wilbur karl at
Tue Mar 2 09:57:44 PST 2004

Daryl Lee wrote:

> 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?

I just finished building LFS 5.0 on a Dell Latitude LS laptop
(PIII-400MHz, 128RAM). Ran all tests and all went well...aside from my
stupid failure-to-RTFM mistakes.  Have not tried LFS 5.1x.


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