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Re: On linux kernel packaging issue

On Sun, Nov 09, 2003 at 09:18:34AM +1100, Glenn McGrath wrote:
> On Sat, 8 Nov 2003 12:33:15 +0000
> Andrew Suffield <asuffield@debian.org> wrote:
> > Please provide carefully documented evidence of the performance gains
> > that you are claiming, not handwaving. Evidence of a difference is not
> > the same thing; anybody who has any experience with low-level
> > programming knows that differences are as likely to cause a
> > performance loss as they are to cause a gain. More so, in fact; it's
> > easier to make code slower than it is to make it faster.
> > 
> > We're all very interested in *real* evidence here, because there
> > hasn't been any in the past. If you don't have any evidence, you can
> > expect people to call bullshit on this.
> Andrew, i agree with you, its impossible to make programs run faster
> just by making them to use different hardware instructions.

Apparently you entirely fail to understand then, because that's not
what I said. Please refrain from commenting on issues in a language
which you cannot comprehend.

The question is not whether or not it is possible to make programs run
faster by changing the instructions. The question is whether or not
*this particular* change makes them run faster.

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