On Sun, 2010-07-18 at 23:08 +0200, Frans Pop wrote: > On Sunday 18 July 2010, Ben Hutchings wrote: > > 3. The 686 flavour is considered unsuitable for some AMD K7 processors > > > > Problem 3 appears to be due to a workaround for an incorrect kernel > > configuration. The comment on this exclusion is 'May not have SSE > > support', but this has never been a requirement for the 686 flavour. > > (The Pentium Pro and Pentium II don't have SSE either.) > > This has been discussed, changed, and revisited several times. There have > been long threads about it and IIRC also various bug reports from users. > > Can you really *guarantee* that 686 will work with *all* K7 processors? > I've not checked the archives, but I'm not sure whether SSE support really > was the reason for the current code, or whether there were also other > factors. You introduced this behaviour shortly after the k7 flavour was removed and there has been no change to it since. The previous discussion appears to be in <http://bugs.debian.org/490542>. Dann disagreed with this exclusion and you said it was based on information from Max and Colin. So I'll cc all parties in the hope of clearing this up. Ben. -- Ben Hutchings Once a job is fouled up, anything done to improve it makes it worse.
Description: This is a digitally signed message part