And I'll prove it.

I'm building MySQL 4.0.14 on an old Sun box.

How old?

It's a Sparc 20 with two blazing fast 75MHz CPUs!

SunOS Release 5.6 Version Generic_105181-23 [UNIX(R) System V Release 4.0]
Copyright (c) 1983-1997, Sun Microsystems, Inc.
pac: enabled - SuperSPARC/SuperCache
cpu0: TI,TMS390Z55 (mid 8 impl 0x0 ver 0xc clock 75 MHz)
cpu1: TI,TMS390Z55 (mid 10 impl 0x0 ver 0xc clock 75 MHz)
mem = 393216K (0x18000000)
avail mem = 389087232

I'll let you know when it's done, next week.

At least it's not short on memory... Imagine swapping too.

Update: Wow, it only took 2.5 hours. Well, it was a lot closer to 3 if you count ./configure time too.

Posted by jzawodn at August 18, 2003 08:38 PM

Reader Comments
# Tim said:

screen isn't the answer.


(and, if you don't know what screen is by reading that, you're too young.)

on August 18, 2003 09:07 PM
# Arcterex said:

Ah, sounds like me compiling linux on my 386-16 with 8mb of ram... my first "second machine" back in the days I had a blazing fast 486-dx4-100 as my main system :)

And it had only one CPU. And it swapped. And it took about a day to compile the kernel.

on August 18, 2003 10:46 PM
# Aaron Brady said:

Memories of compiling XFree on a 486 DX2/66. For days.

on August 19, 2003 03:08 AM
# Dominic Mitchell said:

You know that would probably run a lot faster if you ran NetBSD on it instead of the bloaty Slowaris thing...


on August 19, 2003 03:29 AM
# Dan Isaacs said:

"Damn, I'm Patient"

And so humble, too. :P

on August 19, 2003 04:37 AM
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