[bf1942] Optimized binaries

Lance Woollett lancewlt at xtra.co.nz
Tue Jan 20 23:57:11 EST 2004

only one way to find out really. If the powers that be are willing, release
optimized versions and see how they perform! I'm sure the community would be
all too pleased to trial them, with the BF server being such a resource hog,
like I said; any thing that helps has gotta be good.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "AthlonRob" <AthlonRob at axpr.net>
To: <bf1942 at icculus.org>
Sent: Wednesday, January 21, 2004 4:53 PM
Subject: Re: [bf1942] Optimized binaries

> On Tue, 2004-01-20 at 19:50, Andrew A. Chen wrote:
> > Would it be possible to get two sets of binaries in the next release?
> > Idealy, one set with Athlon optimizations enabled and another with i686
> > optimizations?  Or better yet, if you have access to the Intel compiler,
> > that would be superb.  :)  Thanks.
> ICC only does C++, doesn't it?  Is the server written in C++?
> Some CPU-specific optimizations might be nice... but I'd be willing to
> wager they're already there... nobody is running the server on <=i586
> hardware.  Overly optimizing software tends to introduce bugs, as well.
> I understand the server, as it stands today, is great among gaming
> servers as far as stability is concerned, but compared to traditional
> servers, is still fairly unstable... seg faulting every now and then...
> optimizations are only going to make that more common.  :-\
> Optimizations are great for increasing speed, just be aware they can
> also introduce stability issues.
> Rob

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