Re: Debian on mac68k
On Sun, 21 Feb 2016, James Hemsing wrote:
> Even if you could compile on a IIfx, the amount of time it would take
> would be astronomical. An Aranym build took me over an hour on an Ivy
> Bridge i7. I believe someone on this list has made kvm m68k instances of
> modern debian work on x86_64, and it is by far the fastest.
> Installing etch on my LC475 + FPU + 132MB of RAM and SCSI2SD took an
> hour to install etch with barebones X, FWIW.
Compiling on your LC475 means a lot of I/O. You have the benefit of pseudo
DMA to your SSD because the mac_esp driver supports the PDMA hardware.
OTOH, the IIfx has SCSI DMA hardware that should out-perform the LC475
(I'm sure MacOS benchmarks would confirm this). Unfortunately, the
mac_scsi 5380 driver can't exploit the IIfx DMA hardware, so I/O
performance on the IIfx is rubbish compared to the LC475.