impressive buildworld time

Jeremy Chadwick koitsu at
Wed Nov 14 10:39:57 PST 2007

On Wed, Nov 14, 2007 at 05:56:16PM +0100, Claus Guttesen wrote:
> Hi.
> Just installed a new DL360 with 8 cores at 2.33 Ghz and 8 GB ram and
> 15K rpm sas-disks. When I installed the beta2 from cd 'make -j 9
> buildworld' took approx. 20 min. After a recompile of userland and
> kernel and switch to ULE it went down to:
> >>> World build completed on Wed Nov 14 17:44:08 CET 2007
> --------------------------------------------------------------
> 3552.428u 1298.485s 16:15.89 497.0%     6156+1325k 25257+8117io 3368pf+0w
> Not very scientific and only one run but none the less my fastest
> buildworld time ever on FreeBSD. :-)

Congrats!  :-)  16 minutes is really impressive...

Our 2.13GHz C2D 6420 boxes w/ 2GB RAM can do this in about 19 minutes
flat (using ULE scheduler).  Disks are 7200rpm SATA300.  make -j2 used;
and this was RELENG_6.

The reason I like the buildworld "benchmark" is because it's a fairly
real-world test and not something specific to just one piece of how
a machine behaves (e.g. memory benchmark, disk benchmark, CPU benchmark,

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