how long does it takes you to do a make buildworld

Luke Kearney lukek at
Mon Feb 28 14:29:41 GMT 2005

On Mon, 28 Feb 2005 09:23:38 -0500
"Kevin A. Pieckiel" <pieckiel+freebsd-questions at> spake thus:

> On Wed, Feb 23, 2005 at 08:05:17PM +0000, Wouter van Rooij wrote:
> > I'm very curious about how long it took you guys to do a make buildworld.
> > So I thought let's start a topic about it.;-)
> Between 22 to 26 hours.  Pentium classic, 166MHz, 32 MB RAM.
> When I bumped up the RAM to 48, it cut that down to under a day because
> it didn't have to swap all the time.  I think it was somehwere between
> 8 and 16 hours then.
> Oh, on my good system, it takes about 15 mins.
> Dual P4 3.2 GHz with HT enabled (four virtual procs)
> 1 GB RAM
> And I haven't done a recent buildworld on my dual proc Alpha in a while.

With 5.3 release on a dual sparc 450 with 1Gb memory it takes about 3
hours give or take. I have a couple of dual PIII 1Ghz and they take
between 30 to 50 mins. On a PII 333Mhz about 5hrs. Learnt early on never
to try and do it on a tight schedule ;-)



Luke Kearney <lukek at>

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