[PATCH] Suggested FreeBSD merge

Xin LI delphij at frontfree.net
Sat Nov 13 21:05:19 PST 2004

Hi, Matt,

On Sat, Nov 13, 2004 at 03:19:21PM -0800, Matthew Dillon wrote:
> :I think you would interest the patch attached.  This brings FreeBSD
> :rev. 1.10 of htonl.S and ntohl.S's changes by David O'Brien, which
> :is positive for application performance on 80486 and above.
>     Well, are we giving up on the 80386 ?  I think we may already 
>     have but I'm just making sure.

For FreeBSD, kernel 80386 support is already disabled by default before
RELENG_5, also userland was disabled recently.  I think the support is
still there but just "disabled" by default for performance reasons.

IIRC DragonFly already did some optimizations that will prevent it from
running on 80386 (not really sure, but I think there is some code in
XMM/MMX optimizations that does prevents this) so you may want to replace
the 80386 code with the #else clause contents if that's true :-)

Xin LI <delphij frontfree net>	http://www.delphij.net/
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