Re: MMX bogomips fun

Chris (
3 Feb 1997 00:46:31 GMT

Illuminati Primus <> wrote in article
> I wonder.. how fast would linux be if it was optimized for MMX? Will GCC
> support MMX optimizations sometime? I have been thinking it could
> probably speed up checksumming and other repetitive calculations.. Or
> maybe I'm misinformed?

When cyrix will make a CPU that can switch from MMX to FPU in just a few
clock cycles, there will soon be a MMX version of gcc.