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



Chris Adams (cmadams hiwaay net) said: 
> Removing support for still-functional hardware is a trademark of
> Microsoft, not Linux.
> 
> I'd also argue that doing another full rebuild of the OS for a 1%
> performance gain on a single architecture is not a particularly
> production use of resources.

The 1% comes from i586 -> i686; SSE2 would be additional on top of
that. But given the vehement opposition, I can see dropping the SSE2
requirement. I'm still fairly convinced that going to i686 is the right
move - we really don't support i586 as a practical matter, and even
the Geode should still work with that. Furthermore, it's likely we'll
have a mass rebuild for LZMA support and/or debuginfo changes, so it's
no additional cost.

Bill


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