Re: Developer blog: cnst@: fixing make (mod 2/42)
by art (184.108.40.206) on Wed Jun 20 07:07:12 2007 (GMT)
> > How much of a speed increase is this? Are we talking like a double in compile speed because you can multithread?
> Gain, if any, would be less than double. Think about it for a bit. Performance does not scale linearly with each additional CPU.
Actually, when you really think about it for a bit, the gain can sometimes be larger than double because compilations (depending on what's compiled of course) are often waiting for disk I/O.
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