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optimizer gives up for large functions

This mail applies to g++ 4.5.2 running on 64bit linux

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Linux NAME 2.6.9-89.ELsmp #1 SMP Mon Apr 20 10:33:05 EDT 2009 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

I remember nearly 3 years ago g++ took 1hour and 4GB of memory to compile some of my functions. And the generated code was exceptionally good!
This is not the case anymore -- I don't know since when.
Today I only get good code for small toy examples.
I used the -Wdisabled-optimization and used some parameter settings to get around this
-- but without result:

g++ -fPIC -shared -DNDEBUG -O3 -march=native -I /home/peterf/boost_1_47_0 -std=c++0x --param max-gcse-memory=1073741824 mosfet0.c -Wdisabled-optimization

One problem is that the copy constructor is really being expressed.
I was already thinking that some idiot at my company
changed the compiler to default to -fno-elide-constructors.

Another problem is that many operations are done on the stack instead of between registers.
I'm talking about floating point operations with double.
Too many of the following operations:


Anybody any clue?

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