[lfs-dev] Build speeds

James Powell maduinthemarauder at gmail.com
Sat Jan 31 14:21:36 PST 2015

Sorry for top posting but my PC is down so no good email client. :(

-----Original Message-----
From: "Ken Moffat" <zarniwhoop at ntlworld.com>
Sent: ‎1/‎31/‎2015 8:16 AM
To: "LFS Developers Mailinglist" <lfs-dev at lists.linuxfromscratch.org>
Subject: [lfs-dev] Build speeds

On Fri, Jan 30, 2015 at 11:57:12PM +0000, Ken Moffat wrote:

 (changing the subject, it has moved away from test errors)
>   Anyway, that build in a tmpfs was only an attempt to speed up my
> builds without replacing the machine.  I'll try a small SSD (I only
> have 3GB/s SATA-2 on this mobo) just for the builds and for qemu
> backing images once I've got a bit further.
 Well, that was a surprise - the SSD is indeed faster (tested
building a kernel), but by less than 2% on this machine.  So in
practice no noticeable difference.  And the differences between the
various i/o schedulers on the SSD are lost in the noise.

 Using hdparm, buffered reads were all-but identical between the
spinning disk and the SSD so I really doubt there is any way to
significantly speed up this box.

Nanny Ogg usually went to bed early. After all, she was an old lady.
Sometimes she went to bed as early as 6 a.m.
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