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Old 05-13-2003, 03:18 PM   #1
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Kernel Compiling time Contest!


Just wondering how much time it takes for you guys to compile the Linux kernel(make dep && make bzImage && make modules && make modules_install)?
About 3 minutes for me.

I have an Athlon XP 2000+, with 512 mg Ram.

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Old 05-13-2003, 03:23 PM   #2
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hmmmm 3 mts is a darn good time. i have to check for mine. i have 1.9G P4, 256 ram.
 
Old 05-13-2003, 03:27 PM   #3
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well, 3 mins is really a good time... i'll check mine also...
 
Old 05-13-2003, 03:31 PM   #4
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about 5 minutes i've got 640kb of RAM and a 1.3ghz processor. I have almost nothing in my kernel tho!
 
Old 05-13-2003, 03:39 PM   #5
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shit! I just read about a 4 SECOND kernel compile on a magazine...
 
Old 05-13-2003, 03:46 PM   #6
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Man... 3 minutes.. *drools* takes me about 15-20 (est. time), which still isn't bad considering this is only an 866Mhz w/384Mb RAM. It only takes about 5 on my 2.1Gig with 256Mbs, but that's why I use it for a server instead, especially considering the video sucks in it...
 
Old 05-13-2003, 04:15 PM   #7
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Well it depends on the modules you use, etc. And it also depends on Kernel version, if you have patched your kernel, etc. And besides that I think it's useless compiling against time.
 
Old 05-13-2003, 05:06 PM   #8
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Taz and I used to compare thse a lot through the rabbit release times during the 2.4.x series, I think we started with 2.4.12 and went up until 2.4.18, luckily both skipping the filesystem eater, 2.4.15.

Try this: 2.4.20, patched however you like it, no nicing up gcc, that's just cheating, no modules if you can help it, compile all the bare support necessary to get full function out of your machine: NIC, vid, sound, usb, framebuffer, iptables, etc...

My record back on 2.4.18 was 2:45 with an Athlon 1.2 and 512 of PC133 SDRAM, but that was just make bzImage (which was all you really need). Let's see what 2.4.20 will do....

Cheers,

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Old 05-14-2003, 07:27 AM   #9
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it takes me 3:10

 
Old 05-14-2003, 11:22 AM   #10
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Quote:
Originally posted by acid2000
about 5 minutes i've got 640kb of RAM and a 1.3ghz processor. I have almost nothing in my kernel tho!
Not that I doubt it's possible, but I'm sure it's a typo. 640k on a Ghz machine?

Takes me more than 10 (I usually start it, and go watch TV so I don't know about actual time).

Cool
 
Old 05-14-2003, 11:28 AM   #11
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I've had a 486 take most of the day buliding a 2.0 kernel, does that win any prizes?

Jamie...
 
Old 05-14-2003, 07:28 PM   #12
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i just spent 27 min compiling 2.5.69 on celeron 1.66
not very close to 5 min i should say.
 
Old 05-14-2003, 07:53 PM   #13
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That day I last posted on this thread I did 2.4.20-xfs in 9:30, then a few minutes later I started over again after a make clean and did it in 5:01. Same .config file too.

What was the difference?

init 1

Cheers,

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Old 05-15-2003, 09:56 AM   #14
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I compared compiling time of kernel 2.2.20(in Debian 3.0),2.4.20(in Mandrake8.1(Vitamin) and Redhat 9.0.The debian system runs on ext2 ,redhat on ext3 and Mandrake on ReiserFS.I have a 800Mhz
PIII coppermine(Stepping 0a) with 128MB DIMM SDRAM(133Mhz)
The differences was noteworthy.
It took me 57min 45sec for custom compilation+installation(ie upto make install) in Redhat 9.0
44min 12sec in Mandrake 8.1(ReiserFS beats Ext3 anyday)
and
believe it or not
24min 11sec in Debian.
 
Old 05-16-2003, 01:35 AM   #15
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4.25 minutes. (make dep && make bzImage && make modules && make modules_install), 2.4.20, Athlon XP 2000+, 512 MB RAM, I/O over a cable modem connection.

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