Re: Intel P6 vs P7 system call performance

From: William Lee Irwin III (
Date: Sun Dec 15 2002 - 17:37:03 EST

At some point in the past, I wrote:
>> This is the same for me. I'm extremely uninterested in the P-IV for my
>> own use because of this.

On Sun, Dec 15, 2002 at 10:59:51PM +0100, Pavel Machek wrote:
> Well, then you should fix the kernel so that syscalls are done by
> sysenter (or how is it called).
> Pavel

ABI is immutable. I actually run apps at home.

sysenter is also unusable for low-level loss-of-state reasons mentioned
elsewhere in this thread.

Nice try, though.

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