Subject: re: New hash algorithm - FNV - for use in the kernel
To: Darren Reed <email@example.com>
From: matthew green <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 11/27/2001 23:28:04
Only pre-sparc-v8 has no hardware multiply, from my code generation tests
using SUNWspro CC. The SPARC chip in the SS2 is a version 8 (or at least
the powerup is O:-) and runs "gcc -mv8" code without a hitch.
actually, all pre-sun4m is v7 (or earlier?) so is the powerup. the
kernel just emulates these instructions... which is why they're so
slow on the old machines.