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Re: i686 build of Fedora Core



On Wed, 2004-07-28 at 16:45, Angelo wrote:
> Elliot Lee wrote:
> 
> >Image/video/sound processing have to be hand-coded if they want to use
> >MMX, so changing compiler flags won't help there. The other examples you
> >gave, well, there are no additional instructions that will benefit them.
> >
> >If you don't believe us, run some benchmarks :-)
> >
> I've benchmarked extensively only firefox, the new mozilla browser, and
> i could say that the page render significantly faster on i686 build
> against a i386 one... i've no other benchmarks now, but i'll try to do
> some tests.

Hi,

	before you do your tests, it might be interesting to read the following
paper[1] about a 'genetic algorithm to find the "best" options for
compiling programs with the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC)'.

[1] http://www.coyotegulch.com/acovea/acovea_4.html

Regards,

-- Ulisses




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