Opened 4 years ago

Closed 21 months ago

#337 closed Feature Request (wontfix)

Enhanced Version

Reported by: josiaslg Owned by:
Priority: trivial Milestone: 8.2
Component: System Configuration Version: 8.1
Keywords: Cc: trac-bugs@…


Good day,

Will be good if the pcbsd team release specified builds to intel and amd. Using gcc 4.5 (4.6 maybe ?), and optimization flags like -fexcess-precision=fast, -mfpmath=sse, -m64 and other options. This builds can be made like a test, and see the performance improvments to the user. Other thing, is combined with that, some pbis, like gimp, blender, using this flags already setup in OS.

Best Regards,

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make.conf (496 bytes) - added by vans 4 years ago.
Example of the make.conf with the conditinal set of flags for different ports.

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Changed 4 years ago by vans

Example of the make.conf with the conditinal set of flags for different ports.

comment:1 Changed 4 years ago by vans

Yeah, I've thought about such version too. But you was the first one to post it. :)
But, It'll be 4 more different versions? Did you mean intel/amd x86, and intel/amd x86_64 optimized versions? Some kind of version, compiled with CPUTYPE?=core2? Or some x86 and x86_64 versions with common optimizations for modern intel/amd? Furthermore, there could be difficulties compiling core/world with gcc45(46) because it's not a system compiler. But it's not a problem, we can compile core, world with default one, and use gcc45 for ports, shipped with base PC-BSD distribution. We can use not only march, mfpmath, but flto, and even -O3 (possibly). The errors/difficulties, I've met, compiling ports with gcc45: some compile good, some don't compile with flto, some refuse to compile with gcc45 at all. For an example, there would be erroneous verion of libtool, if you compile and install port libtool22 with cc set to gcc45. I havn't studied in deep this problem, just for an example. I don't remember, possibly it could be solved easily. But it don't have to build with gcc45, because it's not the system compiler (again). So, the only thing to build most of ports (may be there are other ways...) - use conditional set of flags, for problematic ports. Like in the attachment (make.conf example, possibly it's not so ideal, really. I'm newbie with advanced make.conf things :( ).

Oh... Lot's of letters were written here. :) So. Writing all of the above, I've ment: It would be great to have such build. May be, kinda of "unofficial build". Even, if main developers have no time to spent to experimental builds, just an access to the build server (or, is there such access available nowadays, and I've missed it?) would be great, because building all of this on the desktop/home PC would consume time, and it'll be great to have build instructions.

And one more question, josiaslg, did you mean also optimized PBIs? So, one more PBI for each "unofficial" build of PC-BSD... Hmmm.... If we follow the main builds of PBI's with the "unofficial", optimized one's, it would be less time/space consuming.

So, developers! :)) What do u think?

comment:2 Changed 21 months ago by joshms

  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed

Currently we don't want to do any additional compiles, but we may enable some of those optimization flags by default in the near future. Thank you for the suggestions!

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