[Mageia-dev] i686 must be Pentium II ?
rosset.filipe at gmail.com
Sat Sep 25 17:17:37 CEST 2010
On 09/25/2010 09:16 AM, R James wrote:
> On Sat, Sep 25, 2010 at 4:59 AM, Patrice BRUNELLE
> <patrice.brunelle at free.fr> wrote:
>> Le vendredi 24 septembre 2010 à 15:51 -0500, R James a écrit :
>>> Technically, the i686 started with the Pentium Pro. (Remember that? :o)
>> Yes I remember that. And ?
> Its just a precision to the subject title. i686 began with the
> Pentium Pro, not Pentium II.
> I'm not sure what performance benefits can be gained from compiling
> for i686 vs i586. Probably not much except for multimedia
> applications which most of those can auto-detect the CPU's
> capabilities anyways.
Just for reference, the Fedora Project was changed from i586 to i686:
> There are still people running AMD K6's (ie: me) which is also i586.
> If we compile for i686 and newer, they won't even be able to boot the
> Therefore, I agree with the decision to keep i586 support.
I agree too.
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