Doesn't anything work around here?
kris at FreeBSD.org
Sun Nov 4 03:40:48 PST 2007
Christian Baer wrote:
> On Fri, 02 Nov 2007 06:52:24 -0800 Royce Williams wrote:
>> 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?
> The fastest CPU that are currently supported by FreeBSD are 650MHz IIi.
> You can find that in a Blade 150. There are no workstations with more than
> one CPU of this type around (that I know of).
> The U80 has up to four 450MHz CPUs. So this is (probably) the fastest
> sparc64-workstation currently supported by FreeBSD. Since the ports cannot
> be compiled with more than one job at a time (make -j 2 breaks most of the
> builds), I'm not sure if more than one CPU would be of much use - for
> building the ports. However, if only one job is run, the workstation would
> still be usable for other things while compiling.
That is no problem, even on single CPU machines I run concurrent builds
since it turns out to be more efficient. In the past we have even used
14 CPU e4500 machines for package builds although they all died from
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