Subject: Re: IA64?
To: Lennart Augustsson <>
From: Wojciech Puchar <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 12/31/2002 12:17:45
> Wojciech Puchar wrote:
> >the question is: is itanium processor overadvertised and is it jsut piece
> >of crap, or linux for IA64 is piece of crap?
> >
> >
> I'm pretty sure it's the former.  It's hard for an OS to screw up a CPU
> bound
> program.  (Unless you do something really crazy like turning off caches, but
> that would make it even slower.)
in my very quick code browsing of IA64 linux 3 months ago it uses only
software interrupts for TLB refills...