Stefan de Konink
stefan at konink.de
Fri Dec 5 20:40:56 GMT 2008
Dave Hansen wrote:
> Register contents are half the size. So, integers and pointers all get
> smaller. That increases cache coverage and decreases the size of
> binaries, working sets and the stack.
> x86_64 also gets registers over plain i386. So, the extra register room
> can make up for any extra cache footprint.
I doubt it works like you just have outlined it ;)
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