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Using -O3 has the potential to create large binaries that would occupy a
good amount of RAM, and there's a lot of question to whether or not the
binaries are actually faster on modern computers.
On Thu, 2005-06-30 at 21:52 -0300, Guillermo Ramhorst wrote:
> Jonathan Smith wrote:
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> >Adam Petaccia wrote:
> >>For responsiveness, I'd recommend the -ck kernel. Its tuned for desktop
> >>interactivity. ANd I hate to start a CFLAG war, but you say things are
> >>slow when switching windows, which means some stuff may be going in and
> >>out of swap...You didn't compile with the -O3 flag did you?
> >i find that -O2 or -Os work well. -O3 just makes the programs too
> >freaking big
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> Well, I think we have something here... I _did_ used -O3... so perhaps
> the key is -O2??
> ..and (I'm jumping to the floor to avoid being shot) I've been using a
> 3x RAM swap space that was defined by a previous Ubuntu install...
> perhaps I should resize it to 2x RAM?
> Tks again, Willy.
Adam Petaccia <adam@...>
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