[fpc-devel] Patch, font rendering on Arm-Linux devices.

Daniël Mantione daniel.mantione at freepascal.org
Thu Feb 28 13:42:26 CET 2008

Op Thu, 28 Feb 2008, schreef Michael Schnell:

>> An ARM does not have such logic and will suffer cache miss after cache 
>> miss.
> Nonetheless the count of word transfers form memory to/from the cache would 
> be smaller with packed records which might result in a lot faster execution 
> (of course depending on the layout of the record, speed of the memory, speed 
> of the processor, type of operations done with the records, ...)

That is exactly what I wanted to explain: even on ARM the lower amount of 
cache misses might pay for the (higher) cost of an unaligned load.


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