Brendan Conoboy wrote:
In couple years the hardware is going to be surprisingly comparable
exceed to what you're see on x86, especially as the number of cores
skyrockets while the GHz continue to climb.
Then let's rediscuss making ARM a primary architecture when that happens.
Right now the speed is just not acceptable.
It's not a gimmick, we're just preparing for the future
before it gets
here. The only problem we face is that those cores are in multiple CPUs
so we can't 'make -j' our way out of the build system problem.
That alone means it's not a solution.
Also note that not everything in builds is parallelizable:
* not all upstream build systems use make -j,
* configure (or cmake etc.) and make install are usually not parallelized,
* often there are makefile dependencies requiring at least some amount of
etc. So even if you have -j working, you STILL need a comparable speed in
ONE core compared to the x86 builders.