x86-64 on i386 (was Re: Promoting i386 version over x86_64?)
paul at dishone.st
Mon Dec 14 12:16:50 UTC 2009
On Mon, 14 Dec 2009, Ralf Corsepius wrote:
> Of course, this is an extreme case,
It isn't that extreme - pointers can make up a significant component
of data-structures. E.g. any programme that has to store many
instances of small amounts of data, the pointer size can have a big
impact on memory usage. If the data is heavily inter-linked, even
Whether that's the case for most applications, I do not know however.
It would though be interesting for someone to go measure this,
especially in the aggregate.
Paul Jakma paul at jakma.org Key ID: 64A2FF6A
If this is timesharing, give me my share right now.
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