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    SubjectRe: faster strcpy()
    On Sun, 26 Apr 1998, Andrew Kieschnick wrote:

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    > On Sun, 26 Apr 1998, Richard B. Johnson wrote:
    >
    > > # echo Note that normal strcpy copies about twice as many strings in
    > > Note that normal strcpy copies about twice as many strings in
    > > # echo one second as does strlen + memcpy.
    > > one second as does strlen + memcpy.
    >
    > On ppro and pII, yes - normal copies 2x as many as strange.
    > On pentium, K5, and K6, no - strange copies 1.3x - 1.6x as many as normal.
    >
    > I used the same binary on all of them, compiled with gcc 2.7.2.3, linked
    > against glibc-2.0.6.
    >
    It would be interesting to determine if it's due to a cache that isn't
    a cache at all. On three machines here, all pentiums, strange is
    slower.


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    Dick Johnson
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