For those developers who have found themselves back in front of their work computers wondering what was happening on the DPDK team while you were Christmas shopping with the family, ushering in the New Year, or just catching up on your sleep, here is what you might have missed.
Part2. Position independent code (PIC) improvement in 32 bit mode
PIC in 32 bit mode is used to build Android applications, Linux libraries and many other products. Thus GCC performance in that case is very important.
One of the strengths of the Intel® Xeon Phi™ coprocessor is the ability to build existing software to run on the Intel® Many Integrated Core (Intel® MIC) architecture with a minimum of change (in most cases, no changes to the code itself are necessary). The same cannot always be said, however, for the build systems used to compile existing software packages.
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