[mythtv] Compiling SVN with --arch/--enable-proc-opt (athlon64 CPU w/32bit Fedora)
darius at sephs.no-ip.info
Wed Sep 6 01:53:49 UTC 2006
> Do I get any benefit (and conversely expect any problems) when using
> the configure options '-arch=' and '--enable-proc-opt' when using an
> athlon64 processor with a 32-bit x86 Fedora kernel?
You may or may not get benefits from basic athlon optimisations, but
don't expect anything extra from having an athlon64 running a 32bit
kernel. Only a 64-bit kernel can make use of the extra
registers/instructions, under a 32-bit kernel the athlon64 looses its
64-bit status and it becomes a plain 32-bit processor - albeit with the
better memory performance.
> When I run configure on SVN (just checked with 11063) without CPU
> options, the CPU was identified as 'x86 (athlon)' with MMX support and
> not as an athlon64. Is this the correct behaviour for detection of a
> 64bit CPU when running on a 32-bit OS or should it detect the \actual\
Yes, as that is what it is in 32-bit mode.
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