Subject: Re: IA64?
To: Jason R Thorpe <>
From: Wojciech Puchar <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 01/01/2003 19:36:55
>  > the question is: is itanium processor overadvertised and is it jsut piece
>  > of crap, or linux for IA64 is piece of crap?
> More like: Itanium (I) was slow junk (Itanium II is supposed to address

tested itanium I box too on this was REALLY slow!

> many of the performance problems).  But IA64 requires a lot of help from
> the compiler to achieve any performance at all, and GCC is simply not up
> to the task yet.  Therefore, any code compiled by GCC for IA64 is going
> to be quite slow.
>  > if second - will there be NetBSD/itanium sometime?
> There will be NetBSD/ia64 at some point; a couple of NetBSD developers
> have systems.  But the IA64 seems almost irrelevant at this stage, and
> those developers are currently working on things that a lot more people
> care about.
for sure there are much other more important things..