On Monday, 22 July 2019 at 20:51, Ben Cotton wrote:
== Upgrade/compatibility impact ==
Fedora installations on systems with CPUs which are not able to
execute AVX2 instructions will not be able to upgrade.
And that's a lot of hardware. Half of my machines don't support AVX2.
If you dropped back to SSSE3 then I wouldn't complain as that would
just scrap my 32-bit only machines, but requiring AVX2 is definitely
going too far.
Anyone who wants to build a library with AVX can already do so even
if the library doesn't support runtime detection. You just build
twice, once with and once without and put the AVX-enabled version
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