Subject: Re: New hash algorithm - FNV - for use in the kernel
To: Darren Reed <>
From: Jason R Thorpe <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 11/27/2001 08:58:32
On Tue, Nov 27, 2001 at 09:13:38PM +1100, Darren Reed wrote:

 > The microsparc (as in the Classic & LX) appears to be the first chip with
 > hardware multiply as that's where 'gcc -mv8' of a simple "do lots of
 > multiplies" program outperforms (quite significantly) without the '-mv8'.
 > So sun4 & sun4c do not have hardware multiply but the rest should.

sparc32 is only one example.  And he said "fast hardware multiply".
Multiply on MIPS CPUs is kind of clunky, too.

        -- Jason R. Thorpe <>