Doesn't anything work around here?

Kris Kennaway kris at
Sat Nov 3 17:51:46 PDT 2007

Craig Butler wrote:
> 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 ;)

We would need remote access, the builds are managed from a centralized 
server.  If that is possible then this might be useful.


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