Re: Are we losing users to Gentoo?
On Thu, 1 Apr 2004 06:26, William Ballard <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> The rise of Gentoo and the rise of AMD Athlon fanboys probably
> coincides. Naively (having seen no benchmarks) one would assume Athlon
> would benefit the most from natively Athlon-compiled code.
There has been exactly one program for which I installed an Athlon compiled
version to get better performance (a movie player). It did not provide any
noticable performance benefit, and it would often SEGV. I then went back to
the i386 optimised version, it stopped crashing and didn't appear any slower.
So far my experience with Athlon optimisation has not been positive. I think
it's often better to use the most common compilation settings if you just
want things to work rather than debugging applications and compilers.
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