Jeff wrote: > On Thu, 9 Oct 2003, Kenneth Marshall wrote: > > > Jeff, > > > > My first concern with the -fast option is that it makes an executable > > that is specific for the platform on which the compilation is run > > unless other flags are given. My second concern is the effect it has > > on IEEE floating point behavior w.r.t. rounding, error handling, .... > > And my third concern is that if you use -fast, all other code must > > be compiled and linked with the -fast option for correct operation, > > this includes any functional languages such as perl, python, R,... > > That is a pretty big requirement for a default compilation flag. > > > > Ken Marshall > > > > So you think we should leave PG alone and let it run horrifically slowly? > Do you have a better idea of how to do this? > > And do you have evidence apps compiled with -fast linked to non -fast > (or gcc compiled) have problems?
I have updated the Solaris FAQ: 5) How can I compile for optimum performance? Try using the "-fast" compile flag. The binaries might not be portable to other Solaris systems, and you might need to compile everything that links to PostgreSQL with "-fast", but PostgreSQL will run significantly faster, 50% faster on some tests. -- Bruce Momjian | http://candle.pha.pa.us [EMAIL PROTECTED] | (610) 359-1001 + If your life is a hard drive, | 13 Roberts Road + Christ can be your backup. | Newtown Square, Pennsylvania 19073 ---------------------------(end of broadcast)--------------------------- TIP 5: Have you checked our extensive FAQ? http://www.postgresql.org/docs/faqs/FAQ.html