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Re: CVS down?
- To: gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org
- Subject: Re: CVS down?
- From: Jason Molenda <jsm at cygnus dot com>
- Date: Sat, 27 Nov 1999 20:16:11 -0800
- Cc: Jason Merrill <jason at cygnus dot com>
Jason Merrill wrote:
> Please don't use -z9 for connecting to the gcc server; it uses a lot more
> CPU for little benefit.
The egcs.cygnus.com/gcc.gnu.org system has tons of CPU to spare but is
very short on net bandwidth, so -z9 is the documented method. I know
we don't gain a whole lot with -z9, but we try to cut bandwidth corners
wherever we can.
When I spec'ed out a new system this past spring, it would have only cost
a few hundred extra dollars to get a dual CPU system and I didn't even
bother with that--we just don't need it. On the other hand, I spent a
lot of money on really fast disks and tons of memory--disk I/O is the
other huge limiting factor on this system (especially with cvs operations).
Free the Software!