On Fri, 10 Sep 2004, John P. Looney wrote:
> It'd be cool if you could have a daemon running in the background,
> polling for new releases of GCC, then every time a new compiler
> comes out, it'd re-compile your whole OS in the background, so you
> know you have all the fastest binaries.
Actually, what would be cute here is to do the following:
- compile everything with profiling enabled, specifically
- every time after above when you recompile the distro, use the
profile data collected previously for -fbranch-probabilities
I'm willing to bet a machine which did the above could potentially be
an order of magnitude faster, and I'd really like to investigate this
- if someone would send me a 4-way Opteron with at least 8GB of RAM
to facilitate research into the above, i'd be very grateful.
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