Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 14th Mar 2008 20:48 UTC, submitted by Valour
FreeBSD "Here we are at the moment of truth for the FreeBSD operating system - the 7.0 release. This is what FreeBSD users and developers have been waiting for ever since the dark days of the 5.X series when the promises of superior performance, threading, and stability fell flat. Though each release in the FreeBSD 6.X series improved markedly in quality and performance, 7.0 has been widely anticipated as the release that FreeBSD fans can have confidence in. I wish I could say that FreeBSD 7.0 lived up to the hype."
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RE: Compile time
by kkenn on Mon 17th Mar 2008 13:57 UTC in reply to "Compile time"
kkenn
Member since:
2007-08-06

FreeBSD 7 includes gcc 4 instead of gcc 3. It's a slower compiler, because it does more optimization work. It's not a FreeBSD performance issue.

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RE[2]: Compile time
by Doc Pain on Tue 18th Mar 2008 01:21 in reply to "RE: Compile time"
Doc Pain Member since:
2006-10-08

FreeBSD 7 includes gcc 4 instead of gcc 3. It's a slower compiler, because it does more optimization work.


Thank you, I thought something into this direction. (I'll have to admit that I thought it would have a larger heap of source code that would of course last longer to compile.)

It's not a FreeBSD performance issue.


The recompiled system is working well and fast. Only downsides for me:
1. Compiled in keymap (ATKBD/UKBD_DFLT_KEYMAP) doesn't work anymore.
2. Sun Type 6 mouse and keyboard work, but no identification string is displayed at startup (ukbd, ums), allthough entries in usbdevs database are present.

Strange... No idea why... :-(

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RE[3]: Compile time
by kkenn on Tue 18th Mar 2008 02:00 in reply to "RE[2]: Compile time"
kkenn Member since:
2007-08-06

The recompiled system is working well and fast. Only downsides for me:
1. Compiled in keymap (ATKBD/UKBD_DFLT_KEYMAP) doesn't work anymore.


You should probably bring this up on the stable@ mailing list and/or file a PR.

2. Sun Type 6 mouse and keyboard work, but no identification string is displayed at startup (ukbd, ums), allthough entries in usbdevs database are present.


I am not sure if this is expected. It doesn't sound like it's causing any problems though.

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