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Re: Pentium Optimized

On Fri, Jul 02, 1999 at 05:51:39AM -0500, R. Brock Lynn wrote:
> I personally would go "kookoo for cocoa puffs" if there was a set of pentium
> optimized packages, but the question really is "do we have the space on the
> mirrors to store all the extra package files???" At last count the totality of
> fully mirroring Debian was like 6GB perhaps that's more now...
> But then we don't want to treat i386 users like second class citizens, and
> completely adopt only i586 packages...
> Perhaps start with a few of the more "time critical" packages that get used a
> lot in performance critical ways, like apache, ftp daemons, and all sorts of

I think that'd be the way to go, but leave it at that: instead of recompiling
all of Debian whole-hog for 586/686, strategically pick the small subset of
packages for which it'd matter most: kernel, Xservers, apache/*ftpd, egcs etc.
Could be done for other procs too (usparc, alpha 22164(?), K7?).


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