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RE: RFC: Optimizing for 386



On Wed, 19 Jan 2005, Joseph D. Wagner wrote:

> This is not accurate.  gcc has two separate sets of optimizations.  The
> first (mtune) tunes everything except the ABI.  This is the part that is
> optimized for the Pentium 4.  The second (march) actually tunes the ABI.  
> The second is optimized for 386.  In other words, it won't take
> advantage of any instruction that didn't exist on the original 386.

We know this, but the present compile settings still are just fine. Please
go read the archives! :)

Best,
-- Elliot


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