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    ---------- Forwarded message ----------
    Date: Wed, 5 Mar 1997 19:53:46 +0100 (MET)
    From: Marc Lehmann <mlehmann@hildesheim.sgh-net.de>
    To: "Michael L. Galbraith" <mikeg@mikeg.weiden.de>
    Subject: Re: 2.1.28 compile & minor performance issues

    >On Tue, 4 Mar 1997, Marc Lehmann wrote:
    >
    >> Another thing: could anybody benchmark that
    >> a zero alignment on the pentium oes NOT impact performance.
    >> In my opinion, a 4 byte alignment (as it is currently)
    >> is just a sin.. it doesn't help the pentium, and
    >> it doesn't help the i486 (it DOES help the i486 though).
    >>
    >I compiled kernel and libc with alignment set to 0/1.. no difference in speed.
    >Anything above align 3 slows things down fast.
    >

    Did you use a pentium or a ppro? If you use a pentium, please post
    this to linux-kernel, just as proof..

    Thanks,
    Marc

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