Subject: re: New hash algorithm - FNV - for use in the kernel
To: Darren Reed <>
From: matthew green <>
List: tech-kern
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.