Suspicious sizes by different C compilers

Zoong Pham dpham at
Tue Mar 19 12:01:45 EST 2002

Hi all,
On my Alpha box running Tru64 5.1, rsync-2.5.4 compiled by GNU gcc
3.0.1 anh GNU make 3.79.1 has this size: 4562848.
The same version of rsync compiled by Compaq C compiler V6.3-028 and
Compaq make has this size: 655424.
It is about _7 times_ smaller!

I did a quick test and they seem both working OK.

Is that normal to see a huge difference in binary size produced by gcc
and vendor's C compilers?
Is there any comprehensive test suite so I can test the rsync to make
sure it works before installing into a production server?

Zoong Pham                        zpham at
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