[kde-solaris] Is kde-forte's performance claim a myth?

Stefan Teleman steleman at nyc.rr.com
Wed Jan 19 02:31:54 CET 2005

On Tuesday 18 January 2005 14:54, Lars Tunkrans wrote:
> $ 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 "

Actually, it's v8plusa (which means v8plus + vis + prefetch) + 
explicit cache prefetch ratios: "-xtarget=ultra2 -xarch=v8plusa".
This requires the UltraSPARC I extensions. It will probably run on 
UltraSPARC I processors as well, but these are slower to begin with 
(by today's standards).


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