[distcc] Re: separating compiler and assembler: benchmarks

Martin Pool mbp at sourcefrog.net
Mon Mar 3 21:31:11 GMT 2003

On  3 Mar 2003, "Stuart D. Gathman" <stuart at bmsi.com> wrote:

> gcc on AIX with no help  52.2 secs
> remote cc1, local as without -pipe  9.9 secs
> distcc (remote cc1+as, projected)   8.0 secs
> remote cc1, local as with -pipe  5.3 secs
> The regex.c file is 185530 bytes, regex.o is 37753 bytes, and the regex.s 
> output of cc1 is 112049 bytes.  The projected distcc time is based on the 
> time to run 'as' locally and the smaller size of regex.o vs regex.s.

I'm not sure that projection is realistic though.  Running as remotely
will certainly be ~20 times faster than running it on the AIX
machine.  A better estimate of remote cc1+as would be to just measure
cc1 and say that running as is negligible.


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