Re: Why Linux, Why Debian
On Mon, Feb 16, 2004 at 06:48:33PM +1100, Russell Coker wrote:
> On Mon, 16 Feb 2004 18:18, Philip Brown <email@example.com> wrote:
> > On Sat, Feb 14, 2004 at 03:33:09PM +1100, Russell Coker wrote:
> > > ssh is significantly slower on SPARC Linux than on SPARC/Solaris or
> > > Intel. Something about the optimisation of the crypto code. While there
> > > are issues like that it's difficult to do good tests for comparing
> > > machines.
> > errr.. that sounds rather odd. Surely, using gcc x.y.z on sparc linux,
> > should result in pretty much the same optimization as on sparc solaris,
> > when it comes to user-level code.
ah. neither a bug in gcc, nor a bug in the linux kernel. but what you might
call a "bug" in openssl packaging for debian:
only providing sparcv7 optimized versions of libcrypto.