[PATCH] Suggested FreeBSD merge
mezz7 at cox.net
Sun Nov 14 01:10:59 PST 2004
On Sat, 13 Nov 2004 15:19:21 -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.
> :Xin LI <delphij frontfree net> http://www.delphij.net/
> :See complete headers for GPG key and other information.
> Well, are we giving up on the 80386 ? I think we may already
> have but I'm just making sure.
I personal can't find a good reason why any OS should keep i386 (even
i486 too) support. A full 1GHz system w/out OS and monitor can be buy
around $100 to $150. The i386 holds some nice features back.
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