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Re: GCC 4.1: Buildable on GHz machines only?
- From: Richard Earnshaw <rearnsha at gcc dot gnu dot org>
- To: Andrew Pinski <pinskia at physics dot uc dot edu>
- Cc: Paul Koning <pkoning at equallogic dot com>, s dot bosscher at student dot tudelft dot nl, gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org, matt at 3am-software dot com, cow at compsoc dot man dot ac dot uk
- Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2005 14:27:24 +0100
- Subject: Re: GCC 4.1: Buildable on GHz machines only?
- Organization: GNU
- References: <200504272055.j3RKtJfL013789@earth.phy.uc.edu>
On Wed, 2005-04-27 at 21:55, Andrew Pinski wrote:
> > However, I can always tell when a GCC build has hit the libjava build
> > -- that's when the *whole system* suddenly slows to a crawl. Maybe
> > it comes from doing some processing on 5000 foo.o files all at
> > once... :-(
> But that is not GCC fault that binutils cannot handle that load.
> -- Pinski
It's not as simple as just saying "binutils should be able to cope with
any number of objects thrown at it". Part of the problem is that 5000
object files exceeds the system limits of the host machine (eg command
line length, etc).