Tim Daneliuk wrote: > Old 2 PIII @600Mhz 768K 26M/sec 4.11-stable/SMP > 50-60 min > New Pent D (2 core)@3.2GHz 2G 50M/sec 6.2-stable/SMP > 40-50 min > Fast 2 Xeon @3GHz 3G 130M/sec 4.11-stable/SMP > 8 min > > Is the difference in speed > attributable to 4.11 being faster than 6.2?
Close. The difference in speed is due to the compiler in 4.11 being faster than the compiler in 6.2. FreeBSD uses the gcc compiler, and between FreeBSD 4.11 and FreeBSD 6.2 that has been upgraded from 2.9 to 3.4. The general trend each time gcc is upgraded is that it takes 2x longer to compile code, but produces code which is 5% faster (as a result of "working harder" to find optimizations). FreeBSD 6.2 is faster than FreeBSD 4.11 for almost everything except compiling itself. :-) Colin Percival _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"