[RC5] nt-alpha-client

Barry Nathan barryn at pobox.com
Thu Nov 20 07:22:22 EST 1997


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rc5 at amazing.ch <rc5 at amazing.ch> wrote:

>> AFAIK, NT on Alpha scans through your hard drive for x86 code and
>> recompiles it into Alpha code during idle time (this is one of the
>> ways that Digital's FX/32 emulator is so fast).
>
>That's true, but it's beside the point here. The nt-alpha-client
>is alpha native code (no x86emul).

As I understand it, what I mentioned is *not* beside the point, and
the fact that the nt-alpha-client is native *is* beside the point.

Reread that first line - "scans through your hard drive" - if that's
right (I don't have an Alpha to verify it on), then it doesn't matter
whether the client is native or not because the emulator's
scanning/optimizing code could be running at a higher priority,
optimizing apps that are *not* currently open.

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