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Re: Changing the default 32-bit x86 arch for Fedora 12



On Mon, 2009-06-15 at 20:01 +0100, Jeremy Sanders wrote:
> Bill Nottingham wrote:
> 
> > - Faster and more consistent FP math by using SSE2 registers
> > - Allows for autovectorization by GCC where necessary
> > - More clearly delineates our support set of targets, sticking true
> >   to forwards innovation, not necessarily legacy support
> 
> Why not leave it be and suggest people move to the less brain dead x86-64 
> instead? Innovation and legacy support.
> 
> The slower x86 is, the more motivation there is to move to x86-64.

+1
In the other thread there is ongoing discussion about dropping/not
dropping split CDs install media and we want to drop support for
processors without SSE2? Please no.

Moving from the current i586 to pure i686 would not be so painful but I
suppose it would not bring much benefit in terms of performance gain.
-- 
Tomas Mraz
No matter how far down the wrong road you've gone, turn back.
                                              Turkish proverb


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