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Month: December 2011

Re: [trinity-devel] Slow TDE Exit Time

From: Darrell Anderson <humanreadable@...>
Date: Thu, 22 Dec 2011 14:15:25 -0800 (PST)
> > Regarding the fadeaway, long ago I wrote a bug report
> to provide a
> > KControl option to disable the fadeaway. The fadeaway
> is too slow on
> > older hardware. To me the fadeaway adds no meaningful
> value but I'm
> > not asking for a complete ripping. :) Lots of people
> like that kind
> > of eye candy, but we should have an option to disable
> the effect for
> > those who don't.
> FYI even your K6-II could take benefit of MMX
> optimizations.

One of my older machines is a 400 MHz K6-III+ with 256 MB of RAM, but you remember pretty close nonetheless. :)

The other clunker here is a 350 MHz PII. Well, I have a 486 still functioning, but nothing Linux related runs well on that box --- WFWG 3.11 with the Norton Desktop flies. :)

I use those machines as a performance yardstick of sorts for older hardware. Most people today think a 1 GHz machine with 1 GB of RAM is old. Not in this house. :)

Now, do you mean I need to recompile something to take advantage of MMX optimizations or are you referring to something in TDE code that should be tweaked with those optimizations?