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From Ian Holsman <i...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [PATCH] fix the choosing of SPARC optimizations
Date Thu, 21 Feb 2002 23:06:36 GMT
Dale Ghent wrote:
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> Currently, configure.in makes an assumption that we are compiling for a
> UltraSPARC CPU when compiling on a Sun/sparc box.
> 
> Of course, code with the SPARCv8+ instructions will not run on CPUs that
> do not support them, and these include all our old SPARC friends.
> 
> This patch adds checking (via 'uname -m') for the arch we are running on.
> If it's the older sparc systems (sun4, sun4c, sun4m, sun4d, sun4t) then do
> not force the "-xarch=v8plus" flag for 'as'. If it is something other than
> the aformentioned (sun4u, etc), include it.
> 
> /dale
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hi Dale.
i like the idea.
what I'm going to do is make the older machines just use the 'generic' 
version and set a #define which will work it that way.
the 'cas' function isn't available in the v7 chipset
..Ian


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