Kudos to everyone who worked on the gcc-4.2 merge

Alexander Kabaev kabaev at gmail.com
Mon Jun 4 13:16:42 UTC 2007

On Sun, 3 Jun 2007 17:30:15 -0700 (PDT)
youshi10 at u.washington.edu wrote:

> I just wanted to thank everyone who helped make the gcc 4.2 merge
> possible -- I can see a noticeable performance increase (1.5x ~ 2.0x
> load time decrease) in my server (P4 HTT with SMP).
> This will be one of the great changes that will put FreeBSD back on
> the map closer to many Linux distros.
> Once gcc 4.2.1 gets in the tree, things will be much better, I'm
> sure :).
> Thank you very much, and let me know if you need testing with gcc
> 4.2.1 when it rolls around ;).
> -Garrett
Thanks, but I think kudos are addressed to wrong people. I very much
doubt that GCC can be responsible for any, let alone dramatic,
performance differences. Most likely you see effects of hard work done
by SMP scalability guys.
Alexander Kabaev
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