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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 <phil@bolthole.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.
> http://lists.debian.org/debian-sparc/2002/debian-sparc-200203/msg00189.html

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. 

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