Re: [patch] string-486.h modified

From: Petko Manolov (
Date: Mon Sep 04 2000 - 02:25:34 EST

Pavel Machek wrote:
> > If your patch doesn't hurt anything, even if it only adds marginal
> > performance, I'm pretty sure that Linus will accept it.
> I think patch like this is not safe for 2.4.X-pre.

Not necessary. These routines are quite simple so a 1 week period
spend in heavy tests by many people can prove the stability.

> However, in 2.5.0 we should apply it, and force it on *all* cpus just
> to test it well. Then in 2.5.10 we should turn it off for
> pentium/MMX+.

There are no so many 486 machines running 2.4 and there will be
less using 2.5/6. After passing the tests I want to see this patch
in 2.2 tree where it is more useful.
Of course if Alan accept it.

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