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Author Topic: pentium mmx vector linux kernel  (Read 1760 times)

petebarchetta

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pentium mmx vector linux kernel
« on: December 20, 2008, 02:33:23 am »

hello all,
Can u tell me if there was ever a pentium mmx kernel in existence to utilise the extra functions that the cpu has
Also how easy is it to add an additional kernel choice to the ide and linux kernel choices that vl gives?
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lagagnon

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Re: pentium mmx vector linux kernel
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2008, 07:36:51 am »

MMX technology is from 1996, so yes the Linux kernel has been using that technology now for a LONG time.
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petebarchetta

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Re: pentium mmx vector linux kernel
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2008, 03:10:05 am »

as long as the kernel uses the benefits of the mmx part of the cpu and differentiates between that and a normal pentium cpu then that puts my mind at rest
Didnt want to waste the benefits of my cpu and therfore saves me compiling a kernel from scratch
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