[kde-solaris] Is kde-forte's performance claim a myth?
raincip at yahoo.com
Wed Jan 19 01:56:53 CET 2005
Well said, Lars. Thanks. Just to further my
education on this topic. How does the optimization
level, i.e. the -O option, factor into the -xtarget
and -xarch options in the examples you gave?
> $ cd /opt/kde*/bin
> $ file kate
> kate: ELF 32-bit MSB executable SPARC32PLUS Version
> 1, V8+ Required, UltraSPARC1 Extensions Required,
> dynamically linked, stripped
> Has likely been compiled with " -xtarget=ultra
> -xarch=v8plus "
> This is what you need to use if you want to address
> a large audience.
> the potential users here are all UltraSparc
> computers. ( i.e UltraSparc 1, UltraSparc II ,
> UltraSparc III & IV )
> if you target UltraSparc III specifically with :
> -xtarget=ultra3 -xarch=v8plusb
> Or a unic chip like UltraSparc IIIi :
> -xtarget=ultra3i -xarch=v8plusb
> you get better performance but have to make lots of
> binary distributions, one for each CPU chip,
> probably more than 5 different sets, and then
> handhold all the people who
> cant be bothered to find out which exact binary
> distro that will run
> on their particular workstation.
> Pls Note that -xarch=v9 generates 64 bit binaries.
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