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Date:      Fri, 11 Mar 2016 14:14:01 -0500
From:      Michael Powell <nightrecon@hotmail.com>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: CURRENT does not compile on i386
Message-ID:  <nbv5hc$vsg$1@ger.gmane.org>
References:  <56E2E06D.9060003@lirmm.fr> <20160311170731.a00a652c.freebsd@edvax.de> <56E2F181.1070600@lirmm.fr>

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Pierre-Yves PĂ©neau wrote:

> Oups ! Thank you for correcting me.  I have fixed the command but there
> is the same error.
> 
> Yes I know that GENERIC is the default value, this compilation is just a
> test for my machine. This is an "old" computer and I would like to know
> how much time is needed to compile the FreeBSD kernel.
> 
[snip] Please don't top post, it ruins the flow.

Make buildworld is what takes the most time. Most middle of the road modern 
machines take something like around an hour and a half to build world. 
Kernel build takes around ten to fifteen minutes. On higher end hardware 
these times can be quite a bit less.

On really old enough hardware it can take much, much longer than this.

If you are not a kernel-hacking developer might I respectfully suggest 
beginning with RELEASE and NOT -CURRENT?

-Mike






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