Subject: Re: Followup: MCHK exception in -current with MMU off
To: Nathan J. Williams <>
From: Tim Kelly <>
List: port-powerpc
Date: 04/11/2005 14:54:49
At 2:49 PM -0400 4/11/05, Tim Kelly wrote:
>Not that GENERIC isn't stable with
>Altivec, but on a memory access instead of a floating point calculation, I
>didn't think that this optimization would be that important.  I wasn't
>aware that Altivec will access memory faster than the GPRs.

That wasn't intended to be flippant, but a literal statement.  If Altivec
does access memory faster than GPRs, I'd like to know this.