[rescue] Perverse Question

Frank Van Damme frank.vandamme at student.kuleuven.ac.be
Tue Jun 10 13:18:03 CDT 2003

On Tuesday 10 June 2003 20:13, Kurt Mosiejczuk wrote:

> They actually don't trap and emulate those instructions (which are
> the integer divide and multiply), they have gcc emit equivalent
> streams of instructions... for ALL sparc.  Thus why there are
> typically complaints about all sparc machines being slow at
> ssh and the like...  lately they have been working on a way to
> have machine-specific libraries called for critical libraries
> like that... so sun4c will still be compatible, but sun4m and 4u
> will be faster.

In other words:

all sparcs work like a sun4c if the code is compiled with gcc.

To what degree did I misinterpret your post?

Frank Van Damme    http://www.openstandaarden.be
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