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SubjectRe: [PATCH] [2.4] [2.5] [i386] Add support for GCC 3.1 -march=pentium{-mmx,3,4}
Hi!

> I would be (pleasantly) surprised to see gcc turn a C memcpy into faster
> assembly than our current implementation. And I'll bet

gcc has hand-coded assembly inside itself, if gcc compiled memcpy is slower
than hand-optimized one, you found a compiler bug.

> it'll stay that way for some time.
> gcc has come on in leaps and bounds, but for something as performance
> critical as memory copying/clearing, hand tuned assembly wins hands down.
> Even AMD's/Intel's performance guides suggest doing this. It's the only
> way to fly.

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