gcrypt, MPI, GMP and powerpc64
wk at gnupg.org
Thu Sep 27 15:25:18 CEST 2007
On Mon, 24 Sep 2007 19:25, tg at swox.com said:
> years. Not sure how you define "maintained", but it was provably
> developed, and the mailing lists were being responed to.
Well, okay. But the fact was not widely known and the 3.0 release
appeared more or less out of the nowhere.
> Custom allocation has been possible since GMP 1. The TMP_ALLOC stuff
> that defaults to using alloca, can trivially (at configure time) be
> made to use the customized allocation.
Not possible. The lockable memory is very limited and thus it was not
that somple. Please check the code to see what I did to keep the amount
of locked memory at a minimum.
> Ah, did you guess that GMP does not use SSE, and then based on that
> guess spread the rumor that the GMP x86 code isn't very good?
I know x86 well enough to check whether SSE is used or not.
> GMP uses SSE, of course.
2.0.2 does not. Or what file did I missed?
> We've all seen FUD about GNU projects on the Net many times, but I am
> astonished that a lead developer of one GNU project spreads FUD about
> another GNU project.
I never complained about current versions of GMP and 2.0.2 was very fine
code at its time.
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