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SubjectRe: Ideas for reducing memory copying and zeroing times
> I haven't found any other way to make the Pentium write to main memory
> in 64-bit chunks without first loading into cache. If someone finds a
> more conventional way, it would surely be preferable to using the
> FPU. I'm not aware of anyone who has found such a way, though.

Umm.. The cmpxchg8b instruction probably does it, but I agree - it's even
uglier than using the fp unit ;-)

Linus


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