Subject: Re: is mozilla very slow on alpha, or is mozilla-gtk2 slow everywhere?
To: Jochen Kunz <>
From: Dave McGuire <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 03/03/2004 05:54:47
On Mar 3, 2004, at 3:36 AM, Jochen Kunz wrote:
> \begin{off topic}
>> Oh nonono...GCC's code generation is *horrid* on MIPS.  Horrid.
> I compiled the same code on IRIX with the MPISpro compiler and gcc
> 3.2.2. The gcc -O3 code didn't run and -O2 code was about 20% to 25%
> slower then code compiled with MIPSpro and not too agressive
> optimization.
> \end{off topic}
> I didn't compare gcc versus the DEC cc on Tru64, but I expect the same
> for Alpha. (Probably any RISC archtecture.) :-(

   It definitely seems a RISC/CISC issue...GCC's code generation is good 
on x86, m68k, VAX, etc...but crappy on many RISC architectures.


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