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Re: Module symbol versions in installer kernel



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On Saturday 15 May 2004 07:19, Matthew Miller wrote:
> I was wondering about this. Is it still the case that i586 performs
> _worse_ on non-original-Pentium systems than i386? (Or is that wrong in
> the first place, or not relevant to kernels?)

Yes, as far as I know.

> Which brings up this question: are there any i586 systems out there with
> enough RAM to run anaconda anyway?

Yes, plenty of them.  The base issue is that things like nptl and such 
aren't available in an i386 kernel anymore, which is what the installer 
used to use.  So the installer has to use the next step up that supports 
everything needed, which would be i586.  Sure they could use i686 and be 
somwhat faster, but that would leave a lot of people out there unable to 
install.

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