80386 support in -current

Dag-ErlingSmørgrav des at des.no
Sun Jan 25 03:00:41 PST 2004

Bruce Evans <bde at zeta.org.au> writes:
> This is the specious reason.  The synchronization code relies on a
> particular instruction that might be very inefficient to emulate on a
> 386, but emulation is not done; the instruction is just replaced by
> an instruction or sequence of instructions that is slower in some cases
> and faster in others (mostly slower, but not especially so, except
> probably on P4's).

that's actually what I meant by emulated...  as for the rest, I bow to
your superior knowledge.

Dag-Erling Smørgrav - des at des.no

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