[RC5] Linux OGR code not optimized?
jlawson at bovine.net
Mon Sep 18 22:54:32 EDT 2000
On Thu, 14 Sep 2000, [iso-8859-1] Martin Schröder wrote:
> I just noted this madness (machine is a PII/400)
> - Linux native¹ gives 1,886,314.89 nodes/sec
> - NT4² in VMWare under Linux gives 2,402,656.63 nodes/sec.
> Does VMWare just screw the clock or is the Linux code poorly
> optimized? Apparently it is, as
> shows 2,508,889 nodes/sec for a PII/400.
> Btw: The speed for RC5 is the same for both platforms.
The difference is because the OGR core is in portable C and not purely
assembly, which means it is subject to the efficiency of the optimizer
within the compiler being used. The Visual C++ and Watcom win32 compilers
truthfully have a much better x86 optimizer than gcc generally does.
(The win32 client we release is generally compiled with Watcom.)
Jeff Lawson http://www.bovine.net/ http://www.distributed.net/~bovine/
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