FC3 and Pentium 4 optimization?
steve at rueb.com
Fri Jan 7 19:21:38 UTC 2005
I am seeking clarification of a point made in the release notes. It
states that FC3 is optimized for Pentium 4. However the kernels and
glibc available are labeled as i686 and i386. I assume, since Pentium 1
is the minimum hardware requirement, that the instruction set used is
Pentium 1. So:
1. What optimization and instruction set are the general packages
actually compiled with?
2. What optimization and instruction set are glibc-i686 and kernel-i686
compiled with? (I seem to recall that the kernel is now optimized for size.)
3. How important is this to someone running a different processor? (Say
Athlon XP.) IIRC p4 has very specific optimization requirements.
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