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Re: Activating L3 cache on a Crescendo G4 400 card (powerMac 7300)

On Wed, Dec 25, 2002 at 11:12:12 +0100, Philippe TEISSIER composed:
> Ok,
> Now the cache is enabled. I get the same Value as the GrabG3Cache Settings
> app in the l2cr file. So seems to be OK. I'll try to do some benchmarks
> during next week just to try to 'see' the difference more precisely ...
> Thanx for your help !!
> >> Thanx

too bad there isn't a kernel driver to enable the cache on those cards
at boot up under debian, cuz then you wouldn't need bootx, you'd be
able to quik ;).


> > 
> > Try to 'cat /proc/sys/kernel/l2cr', and see if there's a setting that
> > indicates if the cache is activated or not with the Crescendo extension
> > loading or not.  There should be a part of the message saying whether
> > or nor the cache is activated.  Unfortunately, I don't have access to
> > my desktop, and won't for another couple of weeks - so I can't provide
> > any more detailed information.  As to CPU benchmarking tests, there're
> > so many out there, and I don't know enough to comment about the best
> > for your situation. For my work, I use an in-house FFT routine that is
> > coded into the software package we utilize (AFNI), and beyond that - a
> > timed linux kernel compile.
> > 
> > cheers
> > vinai
> >

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