[rescue] Help with SunFire V240 Server

Andrew Gaylard ag at computer.org
Thu Apr 11 11:58:36 CDT 2013

On 04/11/13 17:50, microcode at zoho.com wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 11, 2013 at 05:25:06PM +0200, Andrew Gaylard wrote:
>> I have downloaded the Sun Studio compiler, but haven't tried it;
>> gcc has always "just worked" for me.
> Not surprising given 99.9% of apps seem to be written for Linux. Still, most
> stuff builds easily on Solaris with Studio after you set CFLAGS and
> occasionally LDFLAGS. One notable exception is git.
>> Does someone have any info (URLs, etc) showing if it really is faster, and
>> by how much?
> It seems pretty obvious to me Solaris Studio would be faster on SPARC, just
> like Intel's compilers are faster on Intel chips. Why would anybody think
> gcc is faster or better at anything?
The reason I think it's faster is that, on SunOS-4.1.1, gcc-2.2's code
(I think it was 2.2) was 30-50% faster than /usr/bin/cc.

Oh wait, that was 23 years ago.

You're probably right.  Old habits die hard.... :)


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