Re: Problem compiling 2.1.111,112 on Alpha/RH5.1

Chris Wedgwood (
Thu, 30 Jul 1998 09:51:33 +1200

On Wed, Jul 29, 1998 at 02:23:06PM -0500, Chris Adams wrote:

> Yep. It compiled, booted, and is running now (I just _had_ to see it
> boot with the boot logo! :-) ).

Out of interested, can to tell me if there is any noticeable speed
difference in buffer cache access between 2.0.x and 2.1.x on the
alpha? (hdparm -T /dev/sda or something similar should be fine, run
it a few times and ignore the first run).

I'm seeing 2.1.x as being about 15% slower which seems a little odd.

> Okay, so should I be sending a bug report to the egcs guys, or do they
> already know about it?

No idea, I don't follow egcs/gcc anymore. It can't hurt to report it.
I think later compilers don't suffer from this so badly, but that
might be because of an unrelated fix.


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