I'm a rookie VM builder -- I hope I've made an obvious and easy to spot error in my configuration. I am seeing a substantial performance issues with my build :(
When it initially comes up... it pegs the CPU for 4 or 5 seconds... and clicking on windows is like watching paint dry. 1000000 timesRepeat:  takes 3 times as long as 3.8.6Beta6.
a) I'm building on OSX 10.4 Tiger using the developer tools b) I believe I have the latest source from the subversion server. c) I have two patches from Tim Rowledge concerning VMMaker d) I have all plugins built internally except (FFLPlugin, FileCopyPlugin, LocalePlugin, Mpeg3Plugin, TestOSAPlugin) which are disabled. e) I'm using the Squeak VM OPT target f) I've got optimization set at O3 g) I checked and don't have profiling (-pg) turned on ;)
When I view the current Squeak 3.8.6Beta6 and my build under "Shark" I see fairly different picture (I can describe more in needed).
Let me know what kinds of information to add to help track this down.
Thanks in advance, Alan
John recently concluded that the default version of gcc used by XCruciatinglyCode is a little....buggered. I think the default is gcc4 and it supposedly works better with 3.3 You might also want to double check that the 'gnuify' step was both done and successful since that seems to make a big difference.
tim -- Tim Rowledge, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.rowledge.org/tim Nostalgia: The good old days multiplied by a bad memory...