pkgsrc bulk build profile

Simon 'corecode' Schubert corecode at
Mon Feb 23 06:13:56 PST 2009

Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 22, 2009 at 11:47:17PM -0500, Justin C. Sherrill wrote:
>> I recall Joerg had mentioned using VMWare to put multiple hosts on a
>> single machine, and then using pbulk's internal distributed build method
>> to spread work between those hosts; that may be possible on this system
>> if/when Qemu works on DragonFly?
> The overhead of using VMware on Linux was in the area of 50%. On a 4
> core machine, this made the build overall faster than running native.
> At the time (smaller pkgsrc tree), the full build needed around 4 days
> on a Dual Dual Core with 2GHz.
> For comparision, a box I am currently borrowing for stress testing is
> doing a full bulk build in 20h (Intel Dual Quadcore), under NetBSD
> 5.0RC2, including idle time due to running out of jobs.

Just to clarify, on the quad core, you're running 4 bulk build slaves,
not running one slave which builds with MAKE_JOBS=4?

The 20h are certainly very impressive.


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