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Re: gcc compile-time performance

 In message <>, "David S. Miller" 
 >    From: (Robert Dewar)
 >    Date: Sun, 19 May 2002 07:49:24 -0400 (EDT)
 >    What we are comparing here (Solaris vs Redhat Linux) is doing a full boot
 > strap
 >    of C and Ada, and this seems to take reasonably comparable times on the
 >    two machines (the Sun is slower by a factor of 2-3, but it is also a slow
 > er
 >    machine by this factor).
 > What about "make check", do you see the same matching ratio?
 > I really doubt you will.... the Linux box should nuke the Solaris
 > one in terms of how long it takes to run "make check" even just
 > for the C language.
 > Linux also nukes Solaris in terms of how long it takes to build
 > libjava, but that is mostly a bug in the java compiler which Mark is
 > fixing (during compilation the java compiler calls stat() on the same
 > file a couple thounsand times, something like this).
 > But, again, "make check" is the real killer under Solaris.
Also true for HP-UX ("make check" being a killer time-wise).


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