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Re: compiling linux kernels with GCC 3.0
- To: Joe Buck <jbuck at synopsys dot com>
- Subject: Re: compiling linux kernels with GCC 3.0
- From: Linus Torvalds <torvalds at transmeta dot com>
- Date: Wed, 10 Oct 2001 11:22:22 -0700 (PDT)
- cc: <apl at alum dot mit dot edu>, <gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org>
On Wed, 10 Oct 2001, Joe Buck wrote:
> Since we've had some issues with performance regressions, but also have
> some performance improvements especially for x86
Has this actually been verified by _anybody_?
I'm sorry to say that I have not heard of a single performance improvement
on x86. I know, I know, it's been one of the touted features of 3.0.x, but
I've not actually seen code that actually _runs_ faster, only code that is
larger and slower.
Last I saw, spec numbers were lower too. Where are these much-told-about