compiler flags

Bruce Cran bruce at
Sun Feb 28 22:19:11 UTC 2010

On Sunday 28 February 2010 15:31:55 Jerry wrote:
> I am attempting to redo a Gateway GT5220 PC. The CPU is recognized as:
> CPU: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 3800+ (2009.16-MHz 686-class
>  CPU)
> Now, would it be advantageous to set the CPU type in the
> '/etc/make.conf' and possibly '/etc/src.conf' files.

I'd guess that since amd64 is a relatively new platform there shouldn't be 
much advantage to specifying the CPUTYPE. On i386 there's a huge difference 
between an i486 and core2 so it can make sense to specify the CPU, but there's 
much less difference between the various amd64 CPUs.

Bruce Cran

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