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SubjectRe: State of the new config & build system
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On Thu, 27 Dec 2001 17:37:39 -0800, 
Larry McVoy <lm@bitmover.com> wrote:
>A couple of questions:
>
>a) will 2.5 be as fast as the current system? Faster?

At the moment kbuild 2.5 ranges from 10% faster on small builds to 100%
slower on a full kernel build. But that is using slow core code which
I know I can rewrite to make it significantly faster.

>b) what's the eta on 2.5?

kbuild 2.5 is ready now. I am not even going to start on the core
rewrite until Linus takes the existing kbuild 2.5 code. The existing
code works and is stable, doing a complete core rewrite just before
includeing in the kernel strikes me as stupid.

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