Re: linux-image for i586
On Wed, 10 Nov 2010 18:41:26 -0500, Johan wrote in message
> Sthu Deus <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > Good day.
> > Just wanted to ask, Why there is no linux-image package for i586,
> > especially w/ MMX support - but only for i486, then for i686 and up?
> I don't think all that many people have i586 boxen. They were current
> in the timeframe 1995 through 1997. That's over a dozen years ago.
..and now they can be had for free, and made use of.
In other cases, access is expensive, so old junk is
left in service.
> The i486 kernel will run on an i586 box. Even if you compile the
> kernel for i586 how much speed are you really going to get? A few
> percent? And how much time do you spend in kernel as opposed to
> userland? Maybe 3-20 percent depending on what you are doing right?
> So, in rough numbers, that's a 10% off on 10% of what you do for a
> net of roughly 1%.
..se my response to Sthu Deus.
..med vennlig hilsen = with Kind Regards from Arnt... ;o)
...with a number of polar bear hunters in his ancestry...
Scenarios always come in sets of three:
best case, worst case, and just in case.