[PlanetCCRMA] redhat 8.0

Mark Knecht mknecht@controlnet.com
Fri Oct 11 07:16:03 2002

OK, so I'll let you guys grind out how much truth there is in that.

I do have a question though. When you make a jump like this, especially
changing the C compiler, then that means a rebuild of every tool I'm using,
correct? that's a pretty big time commitment which folks hate to make unless
there's a real, measurable performance improvement like you suggest.

I get worried that if I build tools on one distribution, I can't run them
reliably on another, but maybe that's urban legend?

-----Original Message-----
From: planetccrma-admin@ccrma.Stanford.EDU
[mailto:planetccrma-admin@ccrma.Stanford.EDU]On Behalf Of Steve Harris
Sent: Friday, October 11, 2002 1:18 AM
To: planetccrma@ccrma.Stanford.EDU
Subject: Re: [PlanetCCRMA] redhat 8.0

On Thu, Oct 10, 2002 at 07:06:40PM -0700, Mark Knecht wrote:
>    Personally I didn't see that much value as it looked like it was the
> kernel. (I think...) My thought is to stay put until RH has a 2.5.X

Ugh, me again, sorry, forgot to put this before.

The big advantage is gcc3.2, it produces *much* better C code and has ABI
compatibility for C++. I've seen 30% speed improvements in math heavy

- Steve
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