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SubjectRe: FEATURE REQUEST: Specific Processor Optimizations on x86 Architecture
Joseph D. Wagner <theman@josephdwagner.info> wrote:
> So what? Some other kernel developer -- like a module/driver developer, a
> real-time systems developer, a simulations developer, or just some guy
> messing around (read: student) -- might really want or even need those
> specific optimizations.

And they can.

> Isn't this whole free-as-in-freedom software thing about giving developers
> and end-users options they wouldn't otherwise have under closed source
> alternatives? In that spirit, shouldn't developers have the option of
> optimizing for those specific processors?

They do have that option. If they itch, they'll scratch it.

Charles
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