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Re: mplayer 0.90, was Re: why mplayer not in Debian

Hi, Andrew Suffield wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 24, 2003 at 10:18:22AM +0200, Matthias Urlichs wrote:
>> Well, when the glibc people had this discussion (the switch to ELF),
>> the performance penalty was found to be on the order of 5%.
... by testing with somewhat typical programs.

>> I don't know whether modern CPUs' register aliasing hardware changes
>> that number.
> On anything more recent than a 486, the answer is not a percentage,

It is -- if you do the same tests, and compare.

> it's a research paper. Just to _describe_ the performance implications.

... assuming you want to translate the results to a different set of

... or, for that matter, if you want to interpret the variance you'll get
in the test results, assuming it's significant, which it probably will be.

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