Re: [2.6 patch] add a config option for -Os compilation
From: Adrian Bunk
Date: Sun Oct 19 2003 - 11:01:59 EST
On Sun, Oct 19, 2003 at 08:43:27AM -0700, Martin J. Bligh wrote:
> So why are we changing it then? ;-) We don't seem to have much evidence
> either way. What are the distros doing?
The exact speed differences need measurements and it might be that
depending on the gcc version and hardware the one or the other is
I doubt it would make a noticalble difference in either direction for an
average user who runs Mozilla under KDE. -O2 is IMHO the better default
since it's well tested through different gcc versions.
The more important point is that -Os code is significantely smaller
which is important for some applications (e.g. a router-on-a-floppy or
small embedded systems).
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