Reading Ryan Hill’s blog, he did a test to see the merge times needed for a bunch of KDE packages (why people want KDE in the first place is beyond me, but whatever…) Apparently he did these on an SGI O2, and I was curious to see how they compared to the Fulong. The following is my result:

kiona ~ # for pkg in kdeaddons kdeadmin kdeartwork kdebase kdeedu kdegames kdegraphics kdelibs kdemultimedia kdenetwork kdepim kdetoys kdeutils kdewebdev; do genlop -t $pkg; done

* kde-base/kdeaddonsSat Jan 12 13:12:16 2008 >>> kde-base/kdeaddons-3.5.8

merge time: 55 minutes and 54 seconds.* kde-base/kdeadmin

Sat Jan 12 01:31:28 2008 >>> kde-base/kdeadmin-3.5.8

merge time: 18 minutes and 51 seconds.* kde-base/kdeartwork

Fri Jan 11 15:24:05 2008 >>> kde-base/kdeartwork-3.5.8

merge time: 22 minutes and 38 seconds.* kde-base/kdebase

Fri Jan 11 01:36:48 2008 >>> kde-base/kdebase-3.5.8-r5

merge time: 4 hours, 59 minutes and 46 seconds.Sat Mar 1 17:54:52 2008 >>> kde-base/kdebase-3.5.8-r6

merge time: 4 hours, 59 minutes and 12 seconds.* kde-base/kdeedu

Sat Jan 12 01:12:37 2008 >>> kde-base/kdeedu-3.5.8

merge time: 1 hour, 52 minutes and 53 seconds.* kde-base/kdegames

Fri Jan 11 14:37:26 2008 >>> kde-base/kdegames-3.5.8

merge time: 1 hour and 55 seconds.* kde-base/kdegraphics

Sat Jan 12 04:00:52 2008 >>> kde-base/kdegraphics-3.5.8-r2

merge time: 2 hours, 29 minutes and 24 seconds.* kde-base/kdelibs

Mon Jan 7 21:44:56 2008 >>> kde-base/kdelibs-3.5.8-r2

merge time: 3 hours, 56 minutes and 15 seconds.Tue Jan 15 12:47:09 2008 >>> kde-base/kdelibs-3.5.8-r2

merge time: 4 hours, 22 minutes and 31 seconds.Fri Feb 22 14:16:42 2008 >>> kde-base/kdelibs-3.5.8-r3

merge time: 4 hours, 17 minutes and 16 seconds.Sat Mar 1 04:58:21 2008 >>> kde-base/kdelibs-3.5.8-r3

merge time: 4 hours, 17 minutes and 41 seconds.* kde-base/kdemultimedia

Sat Jan 12 05:28:55 2008 >>> kde-base/kdemultimedia-3.5.8-r1

merge time: 48 minutes and 45 seconds.* kde-base/kdenetwork

Fri Jan 11 23:19:43 2008 >>> kde-base/kdenetwork-3.5.8

merge time: 3 hours, 25 minutes and 1 second.* kde-base/kdepim

Sat Jan 12 12:16:22 2008 >>> kde-base/kdepim-3.5.8

merge time: 5 hours, 51 minutes and 46 seconds.* kde-base/kdetoys

Tue Jan 8 02:13:33 2008 >>> kde-base/kdetoys-3.5.8

merge time: 13 minutes and 19 seconds.* kde-base/kdeutils

Fri Jan 11 18:14:59 2008 >>> kde-base/kdeutils-3.5.8-r1

merge time: 1 hour, 7 minutes and 58 seconds.* kde-base/kdewebdev

Thu Jan 10 18:10:38 2008 >>> kde-base/kdewebdev-3.5.8

merge time: 1 hour, 28 minutes and 11 seconds.

I estimate that I am getting anywhere from 10-100% better performance out the Fulong than he is out of his O2. If I get the Origin 200 back up and running, I’ll see what happens with that as well. Probably won’t bother with the Indy, however, as the numbers would just be stupidly long.