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SubjectRe: -Os versus -O2
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On Sun, 2007-06-24 at 18:08 -0700, david@lang.hm wrote:
> >
> > on a system level, size can help performance because you have more
> > memory available for other things. It also reduces download size and
> > gives you more space on the live CD....
> >
> > if you want to make things bigger again, please do this OUTSIDE the
> > "optimize for size" option. Because that TELLS you to go for size.
>
> then do we need a new option 'optimize for best overall performance' that
> goes for size (and the corresponding wins there) most of the time, but is
> ignored where it makes a huge difference?

that isn't so easy. Anything which doesn't have a performance tradeoff
is in -O2 already. So every single thing in -Os costs you performance on
a micro level.

The translation to macro level depends greatly on how things are used
(you even have to factor in download times etc)... so that is a fair
question to leave up to the user... which is what there is today.

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