Profile results for 21.5.21 and 21.5.18
crestani at informatik.uni-tuebingen.de
Thu Jun 2 13:25:01 EDT 2005
>>>>> RT == Raymond Toy writes:
RT> Sometime ago, I mentioned that 21.5-b20 was *way* slower than b18 when
RT> loading my GNUS inbox.
RT> Well, I've tried it again on 21.5.21, which seems (no measurments) to
RT> be slower than 21.5.20. It makes my 1 GHz sparc box seem like my old
RT> 300 MHz sparc box. :-(
The performance degradation is due to the new allocator and the new mark
algorithm. In this release both are enabled by default to have them tested
for stability, because they are the basis for upcoming changes to the
garbage collector. Together with the new garbage collector they will
To get comparable results to 21.5.18 you should configure 21.5.21 with
`--disable-kkcc' and `--disable-mc-alloc'.
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