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SubjectRe: NatSemi Geode improvement
Dave Jones wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 18, 2002 at 02:12:17AM +0900, Hiroshi Miura wrote:
>
> > NatSemi Geode has a several feature to speed up,
> > but reset defalut value is set to slow side.
> >
> > I make a patch to speed up Geode about 20-40%!!
> > the benchmark result is downloadable from http://www.da-cha.org/geode/geode_graph.sxc.
> > that is openoffice format.
> >
> > I use this patch with 2.4.18, 2.4.19 in 4 month, I think it is stable enough.
>
> Previously these tweaks were done in userspace with the set6x86 utility.
> Is there any reason that these need to be done in the kernel apart from
> convenience ?
>

Maybe not, but as this patch alters the initialization of the CPU to
(seems to me) more useful values, it should be integrated into the
Kernel. Not everyone knows of "set6x86".

Just my thoughts.

> Dave
>

Bernie

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