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Re: default CPU target for ix86 based ports

On Wed, Aug 06, 2003 at 10:05:13AM +0200, Matthias Klose wrote:
> Now that the kernel-image packages supports hw emulation of i486
> instructions on i386 hardware, I'd like to change the code generation
> to default to i486 (not sure if it should be tuned for any other
> target, i.e. -mtune=i686).
> IIRC the Hurd can be built for i586 only, so it could be used as the
> default target CPU as well.
> Unsure about the bsd targets.

I don't believe recent FreeBSD kernels don't support 386 anymore by
default, and IIRC, noone is really sure if it actually works. Also, the
linuxthreads port in glibc wanted i486.

I see no real reason to use 386 anymore, they're unusably slow, and if
someone really needs it, there's always pbuilder.


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