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Re: Defaulting to i686 for the Debian i386 architecture

Dimitri John Ledkov wrote:
> On 28 September 2015 at 22:44, Paul Wise <pabs@debian.org> wrote:
> > Data point: I recently heard of at least one person who will need to
> > buy new hardware as a result of this change.
> Which hopefully is (a) cheap and (b) pay-off via electricity bill due
> to improved power-efficiency ?!

Not for the Via Eden ESP 533 (TDP 5W, not a 686 for lack of CMOV) I'm still
using in my TV box, and probably not in general since the non-686 processors
still in use are likely to be low-power embedded chips. Ben mentioned
Vortex86, and AMD Geode can also be problematic not supporting NOPL (and
returns CPUID family 5, i.e 586).


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