Subject: Re: Is gcc slow? Or is our gcc slow?
To: None <>
From: Gordon W. Ross <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/09/1996 11:12:12
> Date: Tue, 9 Apr 1996 03:02:58 +0200
> From: (H. J|ngst, ISKP, Bonn)

> Serious, I think it is time to make the change. Most systems have enough
> memory today (but unixes can not handle it - oops :-). Disk I/O is a real
> neck of a bottle in multiuser systems and therefore "-pipe" makes cc faster.

If you have lots of memory, configure your system with an MFS /tmp
(or a RAM disk) and you should get EVEN BETTER compilation performance
than with -pipe (because you don't waste time on context switches.)