pkgsrc bulk build profile

Joerg Sonnenberger joerg at
Mon Feb 23 07:23:35 PST 2009

On Mon, Feb 23, 2009 at 04:04:09PM +0100, Simon 'corecode' Schubert wrote:
> Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:
> > On Mon, Feb 23, 2009 at 03:08:49PM +0100, Simon 'corecode' Schubert wrote:
> >> Just to clarify, on the quad core, you're running 4 bulk build slaves,
> >> not running one slave which builds with MAKE_JOBS=4?
> > 
> > Yes, 4 different virtual machines, each with 512MB RAM and using NFS for
> > shared filesystems.
> what virtualization system do you use?  i guess the netbsd is running as
> guest in the virtual machines.

That was with vmware. The NetBSD build is running natively.

> Is this significantly faster than running 4 chroots for the build
> slaves?  If so, do you have an idea why this happens?

With NetBSD 5.0, I'm just using different chroots, it scales well enough
for that. For DragonFly BGL contention killed that. Keep in mind that
was a few releases ago though, so YMMV.


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