On Wed, 2011-11-23 at 00:44 +0100, Matthias Klose wrote: > On 11/19/2011 11:42 PM, Ben Hutchings wrote: > > The i386 architecture was the first in Linux and in Debian, but we have > > long since dropped support for the original i386-compatible processors > > and now require a minimum of a 486-class processor. > > > > I think it is time to increase the minimum requirement to 586-class, if > > not for wheezy then immediately after. > > note that squeeze is built this way, and single packages like openjdk only build > for 586. So I was told. I must have missed the discussion of this prior to the change. Somehow it seems to be missing from the release notes too. > > (Later it should be increased > > further, and eventually i386 should be reduced to a partial architecture > > that may be installed on amd64 systems.) This would allow the use of > > optimisations and new instructions throughout userland that improve > > performance for the vast majority of users. > > could you give numbers what kind of improvements you would expect? [...] That I don't know. Ben. -- Ben Hutchings Teamwork is essential - it allows you to blame someone else.
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