Hi David, On Monday 20 April 2009 21:48:39 David Naylor wrote:
> There has been an article recently published by phoronix > (http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=pcbsd_vs_kubuntu&num=1) > that compares PC-BSD to Kubuntu. Kubuntu uses GCC 4.3.3 compared to > FreeBSD's GCC 4.2.2. There is a considerable performance difference > between the two OS's, the article contributes this difference to the > compiler. Nice shot in the dark, since except the calculations a lot of these are influenced by "journaled FS vs stock UFS". > In order to check if this is so (and to get the speed improvements of GCC > 4.3+) one needs to compile the ports (and preferable world/kernel as well) > with GCC 4.3+. It's license is incompatible with world/kernel. That said, install lang/gcc43 and set CC/CXX for ports. World/kernel would be a lot harder. Maybe setting WITHOUT_GCC in /etc/src.conf and setting CC/CXX would work, but there's quite a few modifications to gcc that aren't in ports lang/gcc, so I have my doubts. > Is there an easy way to set this up and does anyone know the compatibility > of world/kernel/ports with GCC 4.3+? > > Also has anyone tried this and benchmarked the result? Not me, but be sure to stick around for the new non-gcc compiler coming to a FreeBSD near you. And with the work done by Marcel Molenaar on gpart, hopefully we can have ZFS and gjournal as choices in the installer. -- Mel _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"