Can old version of GCC used with BSD 7.0 without facing any compatibility
problem?
Thanks,
Kailash

-----Original Message-----
From: Wojciech Puchar [mailto:woj...@wojtek.tensor.gdynia.pl] 
Sent: Wednesday, February 18, 2009 1:46 PM
To: Kailash Kailash
Cc: freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject: Re: FreeBSD 7.O compiled code is very slow

looks like they "improved" gcc. you can install older from ports.

On Wed, 18 Feb 2009, Kailash Kailash wrote:

> I am using FreeBSD 7.0 in 64 BIT mode. Same code compiled on BSD 7.0 runs
> 50% speed (as expected by CPU and code architecture) compared to BSD 6.2.
> Here is one real code with binary output. On 3.0 GHz Woodcrest processor,
I
> am able to copy from one cache to another cache at the speed of
> 24Gbytes/second verses 12 Gbytes/second. Any help is appreciated.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Kailash
>
>
>
> Source-code:
>
> #define BACKWARD_MEMCOPY_WITH_TYPE(dp, sp, len, type)
> BACKWARD_MEMCOPY((type*)(dp), (const type*)(sp),
> ((len)+(sizeof(type)-1))/sizeof(type))
>
>
>
> #define BACKWARD_MEMCOPY(dp, sp, len) \
>
> do { \
>
>        smwbits __len = len;            /* must be signed value */ \
>
>        while (--__len >= 0) \
>
>                (dp)[__len] = (sp)[__len]; \
>
> } while (0)
>
>
>
> BSD 6.2 code
>
> 0x00000000004353b2 <smcli_memory_copy_performance+434>: mov
> 0x8(%rbp,%rdx,8),%rax
>
> 0x00000000004353b7 <smcli_memory_copy_performance+439>: mov
> %rax,0x48(%r12,%rdx,8)
>
> 0x00000000004353bc <smcli_memory_copy_performance+444>: dec    %rdx
>
> 0x00000000004353bf <smcli_memory_copy_performance+447>: jns    0x4353b2
> <smcli_memory_copy_performance+434>
>
>
>
> BSD 7.0 code
>
> 0x000000000040cb80 <smcli_memory_copy_performance+272>:        mov
> 0xfffffffffffffff8(%rsi),%rax
>
> 0x000000000040cb84 <smcli_memory_copy_performance+276>:        mov
> %rax,0xfffffffffffffff8(%rcx)
>
> 0x000000000040cb88 <smcli_memory_copy_performance+280>:        sub
> $0x8,%rsi
>
> 0x000000000040cb8c <smcli_memory_copy_performance+284>:        sub
> $0x8,%rcx
>
> 0x000000000040cb90 <smcli_memory_copy_performance+288>:        sub
> $0x1,%rdx
>
> 0x000000000040cb94 <smcli_memory_copy_performance+292>:        jns
> 0x40cb80 <smcli_memory_copy_performance2+272>
>
>
>
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