Subject: Re: Is gcc slow? Or is our gcc slow?
To: None <>
From: Gordon W. Ross <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/08/1996 00:21:41
> Date: Mon, 8 Apr 1996 00:40:30 +0200
> From: (H. J|ngst, ISKP, Bonn)
> It is amusing to see that "-pipe" is still missing in Is the one
> SX386/4Mbyte crate still alive which prevents the usage of "-pipe" as
> default? ;-)
> Henry

The implication here is that -pipe would make gcc significantly
faster, which is true only if the job is I/O bound.  It is not.

Even if it were, a RAM-disk or MFS does a better job of reducing
the I/O bottleneck, because you are less likely to swap when you
can run the processes serially instead of concurrently.