Re: Defaulting to i686 for the Debian i386 architecture
Söndag den 4:e october 2015, klockan 11:55, skrev Steven Chamberlain:
> I have a fanatical preference for compatibility over performance. So
> I prefer not to lose support for 586, but I don't know how practical
> it would be for libc maintainers to do that only for kfreebsd.
> kfreebsd-i386 has 686 (with SMP) and 486 kernel flavours.
> cpu0: Geode(TM) Integrated Processor by National Semi ("Geode by NSC" 586-class) 333 MHz
> cpu0: FPU,DE,PSE,TSC,MSR,CX8,PGE,CMOV,MMX,MMXX,3DNOW2,3DNOW
> kfreebsd-i386's particular niche is supporting ancient platforms like
> these and making them still useful. And that would be especially
> important to me, if Debian GNU/Linux (and Ubuntu, Fedora etc.) no longer
> worked on them.
The PC Engines ALIX systems (http://www.pcengines.ch/alix.htm) are
still very much commercial. One system, presently running FreeBSD
in a very reliable manner, reports
CPU: Geode(TM) Integrated Processor by AMD PCS (498.06-MHz 586-class CPU)
Origin = "AuthenticAMD" Id = 0x5a2 Family = 0x5 Model = 0xa Stepping = 2
real memory = 268435456 (256 MB)
avail memory = 235163648 (224 MB)
It would be a sad thing to loose the possibility for running
contemporary Debian on such a system!
Mats Erik Andersson