[clug] Transmeta CPUs

Simon Fowler simon at himi.org
Mon May 26 13:53:09 EST 2003

On Mon, May 26, 2003 at 12:13:40PM +1000, Martin Pool wrote:
> On 25 May 2003, James Macnicol <jamesm at ee.adfa.edu.au> wrote:
> >      As far as Linux is concerned, I understand that Transmeta was
> > going to produce its own version that runs "natively" on the Crusoe
> > (i.e. without Code Morphing from x86) but this never happened.  Is
> > this true?
> I don't think this is true.  My understanding is that they never want
> applications or OSs to rely on the underlying format because they want
> freedom to change it incompatibly between processor revs.  However
> Linux could usefully give the processor hints about when and how to do
> translation.
Speaking of this sort of thing, does anyone know what gcc optimising
options would be best for Transmeta chips? MPlayer uses -mcpu=i586
-mmmx, but I'm curious if anyone knows of more appropriate choices .
. .


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