Subject: Re: options DUMMY_NOPS (was Re: Config File / Kernel Building)
To: Irving Reid <>
From: Michael L. VanLoon -- <>
List: port-i386
Date: 04/18/1996 00:23:33
>>  	You should _try_ DUMMY_NOPS, and if your system likes it, keep it
>>  	as you get a (slight?) performance gain.

>What are the symptoms of a system _not_ liking DUMMY_NOPS?  Does it 
>just plain not work, or does it get flaky?
> - irving -

Your hardware will probably start acting weird.  Read locore.s and
grep for DUMMY_NOPS if you want to find out what it does.  Remember,
you have the source -- Use The Source Luke.

I haven't found a machine yet where I need DUMMY_NOPS.  From my
experience, it is pretty much intended for ancient slow hardware, or
very badly designed slow hardware.

  Michael L. VanLoon                       
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