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Re: Increasing minimum 'i386' processor

On Sun, 2011-11-20 at 08:40 +0100, Raphael Hertzog wrote:
> On Sat, 19 Nov 2011, Ben Hutchings wrote:
> > Also possibly:
> > 6. DM&P/SiS Vortex86 and Vortex86SX.  These supposedly have all
> >    586-class features except an FPU, and we could probably keep FPU
> >    emulation for them.
> FWIW, I do run Debian on such systems albeit with a custom kernel.
> Given those CPU tend to be used in an "embedded" context I guess
> it's ok if the official kernel does not support them. But it would be
> nice if Debian's userspace could be kept compatible. Not sure what this
> requires though...

As I said, I think they may still be supportable - the kernel config
allows selection of CONFIG_M586TSC and CONFIG_MATH_EMULATION, though
whether the result actually works is another matter.


Ben Hutchings
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