Re: [linux-audio-user] Motherboard recommendations

From: Paul Davis <paul@email-addr-hidden>
Date: Sun Apr 09 2006 - 16:14:33 EEST

On Sun, 2006-04-09 at 15:03 +0200, Hartmut Noack wrote:
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> Paul Davis schrieb:
> > On Sun, 2006-04-09 at 11:52 +0200, Hartmut Noack wrote:
> >>I hear quite often, that there comes a lot of Extratrouble with using
> >>64versions of Linux. Especially, that most Apps are not optimized for
> >>and thus run in a Legacy-Mode, that is slower then running them on a
> >>32bitCPU.
> >
> >
> > This is not true. Its important that myths like this do not spread.
> >
> > What is true is that it is not possible to use shared objects compiled
> > for one word size with host apps compiled for another.
> So the claim, that Software must be optimized for 64bit at
> sourcecode-level, to run really better on 64bit then on 32bit is incorrect?

in general yes. there are a few very specialized things that one can do
at the source code level to get improved performance from a 64 bit
platform, but they don't affect audio software much since we deal with
floating point data in general.
Received on Sun Apr 9 16:15:08 2006

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