On Tue, 2009-02-03 at 19:53 +0100, Dominik 'Rathann' Mierzejewski wrote: > > i686 to i686 w/ SSE2 would be a performance win, but that is > > clearly not an option for Fedora. > > SSE2-optimized libraries can be built and installed into /usr/lib/sse2. > Our ld.so already supports that. Why does SSE2 get this treatment, and not SSE? I've found SSE much more useful, and more common. SSE2 pretty much means P4 only on i386, Athlons didn't get SSE2 until the Athlon 64 and those should be running x86-64 anyway. Whereas there's a lot of Pentium 3s and Athlon XPs with SSE out there.
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