[rc5] v2.004 for DEC UNIX, Linux a.out & ELF, FreeBSD

Alex garbanzo at hooked.net
Wed Aug 27 15:26:21 EDT 1997



On Mon, 25 Aug 1997, Friedemann Baitinger wrote:

> On Mon, 25 Aug 1997, Jeff Lawson wrote:
> 
> > 
> > A slightly newer 2.004 standard Linux ELF x86 binary is also now available.
> >  The only difference in this version from that of the original release is
> > that it should perform auto-cpu detection more reliably now.
> 
> It does indeed a better job in autodetecting the right CPU. I have tried
> it with an overclocked P5 and overclocked PPro. It still fails to
> detect the right CPU once in a while. When I first started it on the
> Ppro, it autoselected Intel 386/486 optimized code. Ctrl-C and restart
> caused it to correctly autoselect Intel Pentium Pro/Pentium II optimized
> code.
> 
> Same happened on the P5. It first detected it right, then with the next
> try it picked the Ppro/P-II settings.

My HP Vectra (QS/20) runnin Linux 1.2.8 was detected as a Cyrix/IBM Chip
(twice I think, third time I set the CPU type manually). Whoops.

> The good news is, performance increased by 3% on the PPro. I didn't
> notice a performance change on the P5 though.

The 2.004 FreeBSD client increased my performance by 20kkeys/sec.  Nice
job guys.

- alex

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