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Re: Future of m68k - Etch and beyond

On Fri, 23 Feb 2007, Ingo Juergensmann wrote:

> On Fri, Feb 23, 2007 at 11:50:17PM +1100, Finn Thain wrote:
> > > How will the m68k cope with the glibc problem for Lenny in the future? 
> > > How is the Coldfire port going on?
> > I think Aranym is a better prospect than ColdFire. Without revisiting the 
> > ISA differences etc, Aranym wins on availability and price.
> Well, the impression I got from Bills aranym tests are, that it is not much
> faster than any real m68k hardware.

Has it ever been profiled running linux?

If it ever approaches Apple's PowerMac-native m68k emulator (which used 
dynamic recompilation, IIRC) you could expect about half the performance 
of the host.


> It's great for developers without access to real hardware, but it's not 
> that way that you'll have a nice quadcore server to replace all of our 
> current buildds and to meet the release criteria. But maybe I got 
> something wrong...

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