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Re: Jakub's Recommendations for ia32 Support



>> >> So we should ignore OLPC that is deploying 100's of thousands all
>> >> running Fedora?
>> >
>> > Modest proposal: OLPC might benefit from running its own koji instance
>> > and effectively going the secondary arch route.  -Os -march=geode, etc.
>> > Given how close it is to mainline x86 it's unlikely to have funky
>> > compilation failures, and it has to branch a non-trivial number of
>> > packages anyway.
>>
>> Actually the forked packages now are pretty minimal. I think there's
>> currently around a dozen, with the move the F11 that will be even
>> less. The major fork is the kernel but other than that most of the
>> forks are to slim down deps.
>
> Okay, ignore the bit about forked packages.  How's the rest of the
> argument sound?

Sounds fine to me but I'm by no means an expert in compiler options
for different architectures :-) What sort of a win would we see
performance wise. Does it get done for all the packages or for just
things like kernel/glibc/openssl like it currently does for some of
the i386 packages?

Peter


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