Messylaneous for 2009/12/30


It’s New Year’s Eve Eve, and so here are a bunch of links I’ve built up over the past few days.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Downloadable lo-res and high-res versions of BK’s video can be found at http://video.ias.edu/PiTP2009-Kernighan

  2. Anonymous says:

    Using a kernel compiled with pcc right now, it just rocks.

    Compile time:
    pcc : 1m15.781s
    gcc : 3m17.274s

    Performance:
    I did not make any bench, but it feels as responsive as before.

  3. Justin says:

    Wow, that’s a big time difference! Is gcc really that slow, or does pcc skip over something that gcc does exhaustively, I wonder?

  4. Lazarus says:

    From what I’ve read, pcc does more type checking by default, but isn’t yet at the stage where it tries to aggressively optimize anything. Also from what I’ve read, gcc is just a slow/convoluted beast that tries to do whatever optimizations it can/is told to do.

  5. Hasso says:

    There is no storage support for DragonFly in the HAL, so no, “mounting fixed disks in KDE” doesn’t work on DragonFly.

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