I have a fast mac pro computer.
I ran simple benchmark, and my computer took 13 seconds when
equal/slower macs around my office were only taking 2.5 seconds to
complete the exact same task.
I also noticed that my ruby was generally less zippier.
So I configure ruby to run WITHOUT pthread support, and now its at the
same speed as the other computers.
I dont really know how this could potentially screw things up, but Im
definitely liking the speed increase. The compiler told me the
** PTHREAD SUPPORT MODE ERROR:
** Ruby is not compiled with --enable-pthread, but your Tcl/Tk
** library seems to be compiled with pthread support. This
** combination may cause frequent hang or segmentation fault
** errors when Ruby/Tk is working. We recommend that you NEVER
** create the library with such a combination of pthread support.
** Please recompile Ruby with the “–enable-pthread” configure option
** or recompile Tcl/Tk with the “–disable-threads” configure option.
What Im curious about is, why the big speed difference? Its a night and
day difference in performance. Is there any kind of other performance
issues that I have to watch out for now, like more frequent crashing or