From: Kenn Humborg (kenn at domain linux.ie)
Date: Sun 21 Jul 2002 - 19:16:33 IST
On Sun, Jul 21, 2002 at 07:06:06PM +0100, John Gay wrote:
> I am wondering if the C, and other libraries should be re-built? Can they
> take advantage of the Pentium and MMX instructions for system performance?
> And would this require re-building gcc as well?
glibc is a likely candidate.
> On a related note, I know I've mentioned here before, but I'm still looking
> for a Slot 1 550Mhz PIII. My regular system is a Dual PII350 and the 440BX
> M/B can take PIII's. I managed to get my hands on one. If I could get another
> I could put the two PIII's into this box and re-compile X to use the
> SSE/Katmai instructions in the PIII. I just don't thing it is worth replacing
> two PII's with one PIII. I know that they are out-of-stock, and I do watch
> the Buy-N-Sell regularly, but short of buying a full PIII system, I've not
> had much luck.
Keep an eye on eBay. One annoyance of eBay is that many sellers state "will
ship to US only". However, I've found that if you ask nicely, they will
usually ship over here. For payments, either setup a paypal account or
post the seller a US dollar bank draft. I've got lots of little bits and
pieces that way (for example, finally got my hands on a rackmount kit for
my DECserver 700 terminal server which I'd been looking for for ages, for
a total of US$15).
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