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Old 05-18-2008, 07:03 AM   #1
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FreeBSD 7.0 - kernel building very slow

I've followed the instructions at FreeBSD Handbook. The process of make is very slow - taking for more than an hour. I do:
make buildkernell KERNCONF=MYKERNEL
Also if something interrupts the process (power off, reset...) the whole process begin from the very beginning.
I have Slackware 12 installed on the same PC and kernel compilation goes much faster there. Also if something interrupts the make process, when I do make for the second time it continues from the point where it was stopped.
Can you give me some insight about these issues?
Old 05-19-2008, 01:22 AM   #2
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you may use more CPUs/COREs of you have by:
# make -j4 buildkernel KERNCONF=MYKERNEL
# make installkernel
FreeBSD and Linux kernel are two different things, so its no suprise that their build times differ.


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