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    SubjectRe: A question about MMX.
    Thank you all who have responded my question.

    Have a nice day!

    /me


    On Sat, 21 Apr 2001, Alan Cox wrote:

    > > I have a Intel Pentium MMX machine and it acts as a mailserver, webserver,
    > > ftp and I use X on it. I would like to know if the MMX instructions are
    > > used by the kernel in this operations or not (networking, X etc.).
    >
    > In almost all cases - no. The MMX instructions are mostly not useful. A few
    > graphics operations benefit from them such as mpeg players but that is about
    > it.
    >
    > On the AMD and Cyrix machines 3Dnow is used extensively by Mesa (3D) and by
    > many of the mp3 players. The winchip and athlon kernels also use mmx for
    > block copies but this isnt a win in the pentium case.
    >
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