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



On Tue, Jun 16, 2009 at 5:42 PM, Bill Nottingham<notting redhat com> wrote:
> 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.

i686 (without sse2) would be fine, but requiring sse2 is too much.


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