Brian D. McGrew brian@visionpro.com
Tue Apr 27 14:41:00 GMT 2004

Doh!  I goofed and posted the wrong trace file ... The exceprt from the 
file that I posted was from our internal builds, not the 'release' 
tree.  The release tree for Sparc and Linux, 4.5.3 and 4.7 are both 
compiled -O2 -g.  We have so many problems with our code that we have 
to send it out with the -g flag turned on.

Upon profiling the code, I've found that:

1)  4.5.3 built with gcc-295 and 4.7 built with gcc-32 on Linux run 
pretty close to the same speed when compiled -O2 -g.  The differences 
in speed are neglegable, within a few miliseconds.

2)  4.5.3 built with gcc-295 and 4.7 built with gcc-32 on Solaris 
exhibit huge performance differences.  4.7 is about 10x slower than 
4.5.3.  Again, in the release tree compiled with -O2 -g.  I do not see 
this problem on Linux, so I'm inclined to believe it is not something 
in my code.  Also,  the Linux tree will compile up -O2 -g 
-finline-limit=2750 in about 90 minutes.  The Solaris tree takes about 
16 hours for the same build.

I'll post the correct compile line at the bottom of this message.

Thanks for the help!

---[ Compile line from 4.7-SPARC using gcc-32 ]---
/opt/mvplocal/gcc-31/bin/g++  -c -fPIC -O2 -g -finline-limit=2750  
-mcpu=v8 -mtune=ultrasparc -D__EXTENSIONS__  -DHAS_SYS_IOCTL_H 
-D_POSIX_C_SOURCE=199506L  -D_G_NO_EXTERN_TEMPLATES -funroll-loops 
-pipe -ansi -pedantic -Wimplicit -Wconversion -Wsign-compare 
-Wno-long-long -Wreorder -Woverloaded-virtual -Wsign-promo 
-Wredundant-decls -DIN_IS_LIBRARY -DDPC_DEBUG 
-DNO_ARRAY_BOUNDS_CHECKING -DSVR4   -I../.././include 
-I../.././include/libinc -I../.././include/localinc -DXMSTRINGDEFINES  
SharedPool.c -o SharedPool.sh

---[ Compile line from 4.5.3-SPARC using gcc-295 ]---
/opt/mvplocal/bin/g++ -c -fPIC -O2 -g -mcpu=v8 -mtune=ultrasparc -DSVR4 
-I/usr/dt/include -I/usr/openwin/include -DUNIXHOST -D_PTHREADS   -pipe 
-D_G_NO_EXTERN_TEMPLATES -funroll-loops -ansi -pedantic -Wimplicit 
-Wconversion -Wsign-compare -Wno-long-long -Wreorder 
-Woverloaded-virtual -Wsign-promo -DNEWRESULTS -DIN_IS_LIBRARY 
-DDPC_DEBUG   -I../.././include -I../.././include/libinc 
-I../.././include/localinc RemoteCommseg.c -o RemoteCommseg.sh


Brian D. McGrew		{ brian@doubledimension.com || 
pacemakertaker@yahoo.com }
 > YOU!  Off my planet!
On Apr 27, 2004, at 7:06 AM, Eljay Love-Jensen wrote:

> Hi Brian,
> I am unclear:  what's the problem?
> My first inkling is that your Solaris SPARC platform is x10 faster 
> than your Linux x86 platform.
> My second inkling is...  how come you are not performance comparing 
> optimized code (-O2 or -O3)?  Unoptimized code can be notoriously ... 
> er, umm ... unoptimized.
> --Eljay

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