[rescue] Perverse Question

Kevin Loch kloch at gurunet.net
Tue Jun 10 13:18:26 CDT 2003

Kurt Mosiejczuk wrote:
> On Tue, 10 Jun 2003, Frank Van Damme wrote:
>>Don't run Debian or any Linux distro on a sun4c. They get dead-slow in a week;
>>there's some or another cpu instruction that is emulated in software
>>(analogous to math emulation I think) and guess what: that code sucks.
> 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.

Does this only apply to Gcc on Linux/Sparc or does it also
apply to Gcc on Solaris/Sparc?


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