Re: Defaulting to i686 for the Debian i386 architecture
Ben Hutchings <email@example.com> wrote:
Since the 686-class, introduced with the Pentium Pro, is now almost 20
years old, we believe there are few Debian systems still running that
have 586-class or hybrid processors. The only such processors
apparently still available for sale are the DM&P Vortex86 family, Intel
Quark and Xeon Phi, of which we currently only support the Vortex86.
I don’t know whether we currently have the ability to run standard x86
binaries on the Xeon Phi coprocessors, but it definitely sounds like
something we should try to obtain, not to prevent. Otherwise we’ll end
up with yet another half-assed, unmaintainable way to build specific
binaries for HPC.