Re: ramblings about old hardware, gzip, bz2, and pentium opts
Tomasz Wegrzanowski <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> On Mon, Nov 29, 1999 at 03:54:16PM +0100, Goswin Brederlow wrote:
> > "Timshel Knoll" <email@example.com> writes:
> > > [1 <text/plain; us-ascii (quoted-printable)>]
> > > On Sun, Oct 31, 1999 at 12:15:10PM +1100, Craig Sanders wrote:
> > > > alternatively, spin off an entire 386/486 debian dist...which would
> > > > open the way to compiling debian packages with pentium optimisations
> > > > if/where/when it makes sense to do so.
> > As it has been said before, pentium optimisations slows down 99% of
> > all systems. The only systems that gain from it are true Intel Pentium
> > MMX cpu´s. Any other cpu suffers from the optimisations or gains
> > nothing.
> > Its realy pointless to make a distribution for such a minority and let
> > slow/old systems and expensive/fast/new systems suffer for it. If you
> > have a Pentium MMX and want more speed, buy a new computer.
> Im very unsure about this :
> `pentium optimisations slows down 99% of all systems'
> You claim that Celeron / Cx 6x86 / PIII / K6 / Merced etc.
> are faster with 386-optimized soft than with Pentium-optimized soft
> Do you have any stats to prove it ???
Look through the mailinglist archives. It has been discussed several
times and thats what was written in previous discussions.