In message <b0b7a53d-2b33-40ce-97eb-f53a43b30...@bsdimp.com>, Warner Losh 

>> phk had asked me to run a build options survey again.  It took about 
>two weeks to go through all of them.  The results are here:

Many thanks!

>> There are plans to run it more often again and improve it a bit.  No 
>promises on the actual timeline but it'll happen.

It's actually a good beginner task if anybody wants to do something
for the project which requires just a machine and some shell

My old script can be improved in a lot of ways, the most productive
would probably be to make it incremental rather than one big batch
job.  (Something like:  Test any options for which there are no
results, otherwise retest the option with the oldest result.)

>While not all combinations tested were valid combinations, many that 
>failed are. Some of them look to be relatively easy to fix, while others 
>are much harder.

If one _really_ wanted to burn CPU cycles, my testing years back revealed
many combinations where options are incompatible.  (NB: Today we have almost
four times as many options as then and we're into N! territory here...)

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