On Tue, Jul 11, 2017 at 10:26:03PM +0200, Florian Weimer wrote:
> I ran into this unannounced change:
> If this is accepted, all x86 hardware on which Fedora can run will
> support SSE2, and we should reflect that in the i686 build flags.
> How likely is it that this proposal is accepted? Ideally, we would know
> this before the mass rebuild so that we can change the compiler flags in
Currently i686 users are at about 1/6th of x86_64 users, by mirror
checkins. I don't have an easy way of knowing how many of those i686
checkins are old releases -- I'll need to ask Smooge to make a custom
report -- but I think it's fair to guess that it's significantly tilted
that way. So, taking a SWAG, I'd say maybe 10% of our users would be
impacted. That's pretty big, but on the other hand if the cost is
disproportionate -- and having heard from the kernel people about this
for several years, I think it might be -- it's probably something we
should do anyway.
Fedora Project Leader