[Rd] Why not in Debian distro?

Dirk Eddelbuettel edd@debian.org
Wed, 8 Aug 2001 06:50:21 -0500

  Brian>  Just for information, can someone tell me how Debian (which has a
  Brian> `i386' port) can possibly use ATLAS properly?  I find that there are
  Brian> major performance differences between versions of ATLAS tuned on
  Brian> different Pentium II chips (PII-450 vs mobile PII-366, for example)
  Brian> so that a large part of the performance gain goes if they are
  Brian> switched.

That is a problem, just as is cross-compilation. What is provided (for i386)
are three distinct packages for athlon, p3 and p4 sub-architectures.  The
README still advises users to optimise for their particular machines. 


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