Th: dropping athlon and maybe deprecating ppc?

Tomasz Pala gotar at
Fri Mar 13 12:57:45 CET 2009

On Thu, Mar 12, 2009 at 12:11:35 +0100, Radoslaw Zielinski wrote:

> The pain will be much bigger, than the gain [1].
>   $ perl -le 'map print, @INC' | grep /lib/
>   /usr/local/lib/perl5/5.10.0/i686-pld-linux-thread-multi
>   /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.10.0/i686-pld-linux-thread-multi
>   /usr/lib/perl5/5.10.0/i686-pld-linux-thread-multi
> If we touch the first one, we'll screw over everyone who installed
> something using  People do that on production, a lot.  We

Let's just create symlinks...

> [1] If we were to push this pain through (forcing everyone to rebuild
>     their custom-built perl stuff), it might be worth to consider
>     disabling ithreads, to get two gains in one go.  That's about 10%
>     performance gain, and I have yet to encounter an application which
>     uses these.


Tomasz Pala <gotar at>

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