On Monday 15 January 2007 14:42, Daniel Tourde wrote:
> Hello,
> Let me present myself:
> - I am an advanced user of Gentoo Linux. I know quiet a lot about that
> system and about how to optimize it to fit the hardware the best possible
> way. - I am a casual FreeBSD user. I like it a lot though, it is lean and
> very well structured.
> I am the happy own of a Dell Inspiron 9400 with a Dual Core processor in it
> (note, not a Dual Core 2).
> http://gentoo-wiki.com/Safe_Cflags gives some information about this
> processor and about the parameter to give to gcc to obtain the best out of
> it:
> Intel Core Solo/Duo (Yonah)
> vendor_id  : GenuineIntel
>  cpu family  : 6
>  model  : 14
>  model name  : Genuine Intel(R) CPU       [Model] @ XXXGHz
>  (the above info is from a T2400, other models may have different cpu
> families and model numbers)
> CHOST="i686-pc-linux-gnu"
> CFLAGS="-march=prescott -O2 -pipe -fomit-frame-pointer"
> This is a 32bit chip
> Note: It has been confirmed by [EMAIL PROTECTED] that prescott is the
> correct microarchitecture to use with this CPU.
> So now, I am trying to rebuild my FreeBSD 6.2 system playing a bit with the
> parameters in the make.conf file (see /usr/share/examples/etc/make.conf) to
> get the best out of my machine (double processor, MMX, SSE[1-3] and co...)
> #CPUTYPE?=pentium3
> #NO_CPU_CFLAGS=         # Don't add -march=<cpu> to CFLAGS automatically
> #NO_CPU_COPTFLAGS=      # Don't add -march=<cpu> to COPTFLAGS automatically
> So far, the only thing I did was to set CPUTYPE to pentium4 but I am pretty
> sure, it can be done in a better way. The question being 'how?'

"prescott" is listed as an option for CPUTYPE 
in /usr/share/examples/etc/make.conf. So "CPUTYPE?=prescott" 
in /etc/make.conf should do fine for you.

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