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Re: Pentium 4 Optimizations



On Thu, 2002-12-12 at 18:42, John wrote:
> On Thu, 12 Dec 2002, Tesla 13 wrote:
> 
> > > > Even if I don't gain anything, I just don't want my binaries to run on a
> > > > bloody 386 SX. Period.
> > >
> > >If procinfo shows 91% idle (as it does on my Athlon), then how much is
> > >there to gain? 10% of 9% is bugger-all.
> > 
> > I CPU used is about 3%. But that really is not the point as I explained 
> > above.
> 
> What's it matter if your binaries _can_ run on a 386? From the
> information you've provided, I can see no way you will recoup the time
> spent rebuilding the software.

Well, there's the issue of optimizing your binaries for better speed,
and then there's the issue of "oh, my system is sooo pure, it doesn't
have a trace of i386 code on it!" ;-)
You can argue with the former, because that's logic. You can't argue
with the latter, because that's religion.

-- 
Florin Andrei

When it comes to discussing Linux, some people become temporarily
insane.



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