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Subject: Re: Using gcc 4.4.0 to compile Rockbox

Re: Using gcc 4.4.0 to compile Rockbox

From: Mark Allums <>
Date: Tue, 24 Feb 2009 10:17:03 -0600

Mike Giacomelli wrote:
>> It looks like vanilla 4.4.0 comes off worse in the comparison. I can't
>> yet bench .mp3s, or .wma's, but I would expect similar results to the
>> ogg results. The .m4a's were 256kb/s files, the .oggs were VBR. The
>> .wma's may or not be VBR, I can't remember; the .mp3s definitely were.
>> This is a beginning. Also, keep in mind that it's early days, yet, for
>> the gcc 4.4.0 compiler. It will likely improve over time.
> Any interest in trying 4.3.2? Some people have reported
> performance improvements with newer GCC versions for ARM
> and Coldfire. I tried compiling 4.3.2 but got stuck and
> haven't had time to look into it.

Well, 4.3.3 is the new default compiler for Debian since the release of
5.0 "Lenny", and I have the source. I could try it. Does 4.3.2 have
any advantages over 4.3.3?

Mark Allums
Received on 2009-02-24

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