[rescue] Perverse Question

Frank Van Damme frank.vandamme at student.kuleuven.ac.be
Sun Jun 15 04:12:18 CDT 2003

On Thursday 12 June 2003 05:01, Dave McGuire wrote:
>    For gcc, I'd definitely add "-mv8" to cause it to emit hardware
> multiply/divide instructions.  This will definitely have a noticeable
> positive impact on performance.
>    There may be other optimizations that will help, but that's a biggie.
>   gcc's sun4m code generation isn't great, but it's not that terrible
> (its sun4u code *is* terrible).

Actually, do you have benchmarks of that? In 3 years of using linux [1] I've
become sceptical about every sort of fud (no offense here).

(Not that it would astonish me much, after all who knows more about Sun cpu's
then Sun?)

[1] Before that I "used" windows 95, thank you very much.
P.S. dual-booting windows 95 and Mandrake 7.0 on a 1.2 gig drive is no fun.

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