freebsd-update(8) under sparc64? Why is it not available?
craig001 at lerwick.hopto.org
Thu Mar 25 14:11:09 UTC 2010
On Thu, 2010-03-25 at 07:36 -0400, Ken Smith wrote:
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> On 3/24/10 6:38 PM, Marius Strobl wrote:
> > On Wed, Mar 24, 2010 at 02:57:09AM -0500, Mark Linimon wrote:
> >> You're the first one to ask in a while. Since our userbase is small,
> >> and developer time is limited, we've never set it up.
> > The last time this topic came up IMO there was quite some
> > interest in getting this running but the showstopper was that
> > cperciva@ said that a requirement for any platform supported
> > by freebsd-update(8) would be that the build server is able
> > to run buildworld in 1 hour at most (unfortunately I currently
> > just can't find that email). My 4x1.5GHz V440 I originally
> > intended for this purpose unfortunately still takes 72 minutes
> > last time I checked. I suspect a 8x1.2GHz V880 would be able
> > to meet this requirement but I simply can't afford the housing
> > for such a beast.
> I have none that are faster than 900MHz processors, and the
> one with the most processors in it is 6x750MHz.
> > Ken, did the V880s at your university become available as
> > intended some time ago?
> At the moment there are two - one being used by portmgr@
> for package builds which is the 6x750MHz machine. The
> other I do the monthly snapshots and release builds on,
> it's 4x900MHz. This was its performance on the world
> built of 7.3-RELEASE:
> >>> World build started on Sat Mar 20 23:34:54 EDT 2010
> >>> World build completed on Sun Mar 21 00:50:58 EDT 2010
Can we bend the rules a little ?? Who set the requirement of an hour ?
freebsd-update might be a good thing to have..
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