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Old 12-24-2004, 03:26 AM   #1
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what -march= optimisation flag for AMD64 ?


hey guys, imstalling gentoo on my new AMD64 machine.
the gentoo handbook has this to sayy aboout the march flag in make.conf

# AMD64 users who want to use a native 64 bit system should not use athlon-xp

so what -march= flag do i use to optimise for AMD64 ?
 
Old 12-24-2004, 04:00 AM   #2
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The name of the CPU is "k8", but you don't need to put it as a -march=k8 since there is only one x86-64 CPU out there anyways. Some versions of GCC will not recognize -march=k8 and will FAIL if it is set. There are also issues with -fPIC, many packages require it to work properly, I would recommend to add it to the global CFLAGS, even if it costs a little performance. The GCC version provided with Gentoo for AMD64 is a pure 64bit compiler, it will not produce 32bit under any circumstance so using -m64 is useless and trying to use it with -m32 will fail.
 
Old 04-27-2006, 08:20 AM   #3
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The handbook, if your using the right version, tells which flag to use for AMD64 machines.
 
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Originally Posted by oneandoneis2
The name of the CPU is "k8", but you don't need to put it as a -march=k8 since there is only one x86-64 CPU out there anyways. Some versions of GCC will not recognize -march=k8 and will FAIL if it is set. There are also issues with -fPIC, many packages require it to work properly, I would recommend to add it to the global CFLAGS, even if it costs a little performance. The GCC version provided with Gentoo for AMD64 is a pure 64bit compiler, it will not produce 32bit under any circumstance so using -m64 is useless and trying to use it with -m32 will fail.
I've never had any trouble with my march flag set k8?
 
Old 04-28-2006, 05:31 AM   #5
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For Opteron/Athlon64/Hammer/K8, the kernel uses -march=k8 and if it fails it tries -march=athlon
 
  


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