Native build performance
dave.pigott at linaro.org
Mon Oct 10 06:50:03 UTC 2011
Interesting additional: That wasn't the fastest drive I could have bought, just the best speed/cost balance.
I could get one which is approaching double that speed - or at least it's specced that way!
On 10 Oct 2011, at 03:03, Michael Hope wrote:
> Random data for the day: Dave Pigott has installed some new PandaBoard
> build machines in the validation lab. They're identical to mine
> except that root is on USB Flash instead of NFS, and they have a much
> faster flash drive for the build area.
> The time taken to bootstrap and test gcc-linaro-2011.09 with C, C++,
> Fortran, and LTO is:
> * ursa3, ursa4 (Toshiba USB stick): 301 minutes build / 369 test
> * ursa2 (no-name USB stick): 324 minutes build / 422 test
> * tcpanda (fast USB stick): 274 minutes build / 265 test
> So the new combo gives a 1.38 x faster build. I'm surprised as I
> though the build was CPU bound. I'd hate to see what building on an
> SD card is like.
> Note that /tmp is in RAM, /scratch is ext4, the new boards use
> noatime, and the kernel doesn't have the new USB performance fix.
> -- Michael
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