Re: Lus paa tjaerekost (or molasses in january)

Jim Nance (jlnance@avanticorp.com)
Mon, 11 Nov 1996 12:44:22 -0500 (EST)

> building a 2.0.18 kernel w/ basic networking and
> SCSI driver and most features as modules.
>
> time make vmlinux
> 292.92user 28.65system 5:52.94elapsed
>
> This is really disappointing. And the time does *not*
> improve with second make on an idle system (most
> files cached).
>
> AFAIK this compares to a 200MHz Cyrix or Pentium.
>
> Is this typical, or do I have some problem with my setup?

Yes it is typical. Gcc is quite slow when producing alpha code. I don't
know if this is because it is harder to generate axp instructions, or
if the compiler is not well optimized on the axp platform.

Jim

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