Subject: Re: -pipe significantly boosts up kernel compile speed
To: Curt Sampson <>
From: Ignatios Souvatzis <>
List: current-users
Date: 07/05/2002 21:44:54
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On Fri, Jul 05, 2002 at 05:06:10PM +0900, Curt Sampson wrote:
> On Fri, 5 Jul 2002, Bang Jun-Young wrote:
> > On Thu, Jul 04, 2002 at 10:18:20PM +0200, Klaus Heinz wrote:
> > > Did you use a mfs-based $TMPDIR for your tests ?
> >
> > No, but it's less convenient and less flexible method.
> Putting TMPDIR=3D/tmp in one's environment does not seem so inconvenient
> to me. I'd like to see a comparision of -pipe versus an mfs file system
> before chosing one default over another. Also memory use comparisons; I
> have a suspicion that the TMPDIR method might use less memory.

less context switches, I'd suspect, although I'm not so sure how the
new pipe system behaves.


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