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Re: reduce compilation times?

On 2007/11/27, Sven Eschenberg <> wrote:
> Aside from using -j on HT/Mulitcore/Multi-CPU Systems and ccache it might help to put
> the sourcecode into a ramdisk for compilation (no ccache needd then), or at least
> the build directory, for all the temporary stuff.
> -Sven

Here the list of how to try to reduce the compilation times:
* to put more RAM of higher frequencies and lower latencies
* to put more machines with more cores per chip (quadcore?),
   bigger caches (8 MiB L2?) and higher frequencies
* to link /tmp to /ramdisk/tmp (mount -t tmpfs)
* to configure the kernel for SMP workloads
* distcc
* make -j N
* ccache
* to recompile optimized gcc, binutils, ELF loader ld, ...
* to use strip --strip-all
* to use -O3 -fomit-frame-pointer -funroll-loops -finline-functions -fpeel-loops
* to use SSE2/SSE/AltiVec (SSE3 is little bit slower)
* to disable shared (it reduces linking time and paging time), to
enable -static.
* to recompile the shared libraries (that it depends) to static libraries.
* to disable threads (they reduce I/O bandwith) if the program
  doesn't require threading
* to disable checking (-DNDEBUG)
* to modify optimizing their sources after profiled the runned
testsuite (-pg, gprof)

Sincerely, J.C.Pizarro

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