SBU calculations

Tushar Teredesai sukucorp at
Fri Jun 17 08:08:39 PDT 2005

On 6/17/05, Steve Crosby <steve.crosby at> wrote:
>   SBU's are a wild-ass guess. The methodology of calculating SBU's is fine,
> but the application of someone else's build time measurements bear only
> rough resemblance to my system - specifically because of architecture,
> disk, memory, CPU cache differences etc. Do we really need to care about
> <10% variances in build times for the initial SBU, when you can get greater
> variance than that due to other variables in the system.
> (The point being, should we really care that much about how accurate the
> SBU is, given it's a finger in the air, rough-guide anyway....)

+1. My thoughts exactly, though I doubt if I could have said it so

Tushar Teredesai

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