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Re: cortex / arm-hardfloat-linux-gnueabi (was Re: armelfp: new architecture name for an armel variant)

+++ Konstantinos Margaritis [2010-07-16 16:04 +0300]:
> On Friday 16 July 2010 15:36:26 Wookey wrote:
> > Just to save others a bit of time:
> > 
> > The summary from that lot is that hardfp is about 4% faster on average
> > (between 0 and 11% on various tests). So definitely faster for
> > real-world stuff, but 4% won't justify a new port from Debian's POV.
> 4% won't, but 30% might? 

Yes. Exactly. 

> Or what about the huge gain in povray?

That was dramatic. I guess it leads on to the question of how many
more really dramatic speedups there are in software people actually
use (or would if it was faster :-)

I guess we'll find out soon enough. 

> > It would be interesting to test on some other hardware too, as A8 is
> > expected to be the hardware where this makes the most difference, right?
> I have no other hardware nearby,only A8 -well I have remote access to a quad-
> core A9, but I haven't yet tried hardfp on it yet as it's not mine to play :)

Yes. I was meaning for other people to try stuff as this is such an
easy benchmark to run if you've got a browser built. 

Principal hats:  Linaro, Emdebian, Wookware, Balloonboard, ARM

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