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Re: Adding CPU arch statistics to popcon

On Sat, Jul 17, 2010 at 01:11:20PM +0100, Martin Guy wrote:
>    I'm wondering if its feasible to extend popcon to give statistics
> for the CPU architecture in use. Certainly for the ARM port this would
> be useful as there are often discussions of which ARM instruction set
> to support as a baseline.
>   In i386 world, this would be like saying "does anyone really run
> Debian on a 486 any more?", to know when it is feasible to increase
> the minimum CPU requirements to the benefit of everyone with more
> recent processors.

Why yes I do run Debian on a 486 (with 48MB of ram though). :)

>   I would imagine some people would be concerned about
> anonimity/security issues implied by identifying people's specific
> CPUs. In our case, the supported instruction set, and maybe whether it
> has an FPU, is the interesting statistic, not so much the specific
> silicon in use.
>   I'm not subscribed to this list; please Cc replies

Len Sorensen

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