Doesn't anything work around here?

Craig Butler craig001 at
Sat Nov 3 17:39:55 PDT 2007

Kris Kennaway wrote:
> Royce Williams wrote:
>> Mark Linimon wrote, on 11/1/2007 3:22 PM:
>>> The latest sparc64-7 run is continuing.  With the limited number of
>>> sparc64 machines we have, the elapsed time for even _incremental_
>>> builds is on the order of 3-5 weeks, depending on what's changed in
>>> the meantime.  Once that gets done, I'll probably do another pass.
>> I've started a couple of threads in the past about offering to chip in
>> for hardware to support builds, and especially sparc64 freebsd-update.
>> To move forward on that, what is the 'best bang for the buck' hardware
>> that the project could use?
> To be minimally useful for package builds the machines would need at 
> least 512MB RAM (preferably more, at least 1GB), and CPU speed is 
> obviously highly important (but also hard to come by with sparc64 
> hardware).
> Kris
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What about us running the builds for you ?  Our company is about to 
invest in some dated b1600 full of sparc blades.  I am sure I can borrow 
some cpu time from them ;)

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