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Re: Why are there only i686 and i586 Version of glibc and kernel?



On Mon, May 31, 2004 at 09:22:04AM +0200, dragoran wrote:
> Why not add a glibc and kernel which are optimized for pentium 4 in FC3 
> ? This would increase the perfomance on newer PC but also works on older 
> ones by still including the i686 and i586 versions.

Starting with FC3, .i386.rpm and .i686.rpm packages will be compiled
with -march{3,6}86 -mtune=pentium4, so although they will run on
i386 (resp. i686), they will be optimized for P4 (Athlons and newer AMD
chips run P4 optimized code without noticeable performance hit).

	Jakub



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