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SubjectRe: Minutes from Feb 21 LSE Call
On Sun, Feb 23, 2003 at 09:21:27PM +0100, Xavier Bestel wrote:
> Le dim 23/02/2003 à 20:17, Linus Torvalds a écrit :
>
> > And the baroque instruction encoding on the x86 is actually a _good_
> > thing: it's a rather dense encoding, which means that you win on icache.
> > It's a bit hard to decode, but who cares? Existing chips do well at
> > decoding, and thanks to the icache win they tend to perform better - and
> > they load faster too (which is important - you can make your CPU have
> > big caches, but _nothing_ saves you from the cold-cache costs).
>
> Next step: hardware gzip ?

See ARM "thumb"
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