The future of i486 arch in Th

Jan Rękorajski baggins at
Tue Dec 30 20:22:01 CET 2014

On Tue, 30 Dec 2014, Tomasz Pala wrote:

> +1 to abandoning i486 in current state (keeping last packages on FTP).
> On Mon, Dec 15, 2014 at 21:48:03 +0100, Jan Rękorajski wrote:
> >> Specifically:
> >> 	Can RPM assume sse2 instructions and optimize digests/crypto to use sse2?
> > 
> > No 32bit AMD CPU has this. So, no, you can't do it unconditionally.
> Do you think there is anyone using these CPUs under PLD now? I've got
> such systems, but haven't powered them up since years... I guess current
> i686 users (like me) have other reasons to keep 32-bit system than 32-bit CPU
> (like binary/legacy software).

If we have i686 arch we need to support i686 CPUs, not a random subset.

> > We're not going to require SSE2 for i686 arch.
> So how about replacing i486 with i786?

Creating such artificial entity would be a waste of resources.

Jan Rękorajski                    | PLD/Linux
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