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Re: How should stalin be handled on slower architectures?

On Thu, Sep 23, 2004 at 12:26:37AM -0500, Adam Majer wrote:
> My first comment would be: "For Pete's sake, a 22MB C file!"
> The problem is that the source code is basically one humongous function,
> at least at first glance. On my box, it took about a few minutes to
> compile and over 320MB of RAM. Since there is no m68k machine with more
> than 256MB, this will cause gcc to use swap, a lot, slowing things down
> even further.
> So, it is *possible* to build stalin on all arch, but it might not be
> practical.
> This raises some other questions. Do we need bloated software on arches
> where it will not be used? For example, mysql-admin or mysqlcc[1]. Would
> software like this be even used on m68k when mysql-client is available?
> Or is the build process on old archs more informational (eg. portability
> problems) than practical?

BBN Butterflies were m68k boxen with > 256MB RAM.

-- wli

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