On Tue, Mar 20, 2012 at 08:58:45AM -0700, Brendan Conoboy wrote:
On 03/20/2012 08:24 AM, Jakub Jelinek wrote:
>I think the speed of the build hardware should be also part of the criteria,
>as all primary architectures are built synchronously. GCC on x86_64/i686
>currently builds often in 2 hours, sometimes in 4 hours if a slower or more
>busy box is chosen, but on ARM it regularly builds 2 days. That is a slow
>down factor of 12x-24x, guess for other larger packages it is similar.
Our current build systems can turn GCC 4.7 around in about 24 hours.
The enterprise hardware we anticipate using will take that down to
about 12 hours. If speed of build hardware is a consideration,
where do you draw the line?
Is cross-compilation a realistic option? In theory this would improve
the speed of builds to something like the x86-64 speed.
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