make buildworld.........24 hours????

Aaron P. Martinez ml at
Fri Oct 29 17:29:56 PDT 2004

I have an amd k6II 500 machine with 32 megs of ram, 20 gig 7200 rpm hard
drive which i just installed fresh with FBSD 5.3RC1 on the whole disk,
no boot loader.  

I cvsuped the sources yesterday around 5 pm CDT and then started a make
buildworld.    It is now 7:15 pm CDT the following day and it is still
grinding away... Can it really take this long?    The hard drive is
grinding i can see from the hdd led but top reports that the box isn't
under that heavy of a load.. 

I saw a thread back in January about how long this process should take
(buildworld) and immediately they started talking about kernel
options....i thought the kernel wouldn't matter here because that
doesn't get built unless you make kernel..but i guess they meant the
debugging features that are currently turned on in the kernel.  Even
so..this seems REALLY long as i saw some earlier posts where people were
saying that on earlier versions of FBSD with lessor machines they were
finishing in 3-4 hours.  

I'm _very_ new to this process...and wow..this is painful...i have _all_
of the default values set in the kernel  completely stock machine except
for the 3 packages i installed...(bash, cvsup and
OpenSSH-askpass- and of course the dependencies they

Is something going wrong....should i abort this and start over? 
something i can look at to see why it's taking so long or maybe it's
just that 5.3 is made to build on exponentially faster machines...and
help is greatly appreciated.

Thanks for the patience.


PS...i see a lot of this as it's building....

/usr/src/gnu/lib/libstdc++/../../../contrib/libstdc++/src/ warning: -ffunction-sections disabled; it makes profiling impossible

is this just some switch (-ffunction i presume) that is turned off in
the kernel?

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