Just some numbers that I got with a small testsuite. This
is the setiathome client running on an AMD Athlon-500 (K7),
FreeBSD 4.0-current (as of 1999-09-18). Of course, I've
used the same work unit for all tests. I also changed the
code to stop after a certain amount of data has processed,
because I don't want to wait some hours for each test to
-O1 302.72 real 301.96 user 0.28 sys
-O2 315.20 real 314.42 user 0.18 sys
-O3 320.01 real 319.23 user 0.35 sys
-Os 315.99 real 315.19 user 0.35 sys
As you can see, -O1 is fastest, the higher optimization levels
are slower. I'm currently running a testsuite with a larger
number of optimizer flags combinations, but it'll take a while.
On a side note, I downloaded AMD's document about optimizing
code for the Athlon, and I found out that gcc does a pretty
poor job. :-( Unfortunately, I'm not an expert in writing
compilers, and I don't dare to touch the gcc source code.
After all, the compiler is one of the most critical parts of
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