On Friday, January 10, 2020 6:37:11 AM MST Chris Adams wrote:
AVX2 is not a reasonable requirement as a replacement for the
Fedora x86_64, as there are CPUs still being made today that don't
Relevant lines from /proc/cpuinfo
flags : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca
cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ht tm pbe syscall nx lm
constant_tsc arch_perfmon pebs bts nopl cpuid aperfmperf pni dtes64 monitor
ds_cpl vmx smx est tm2 ssse3 cx16 xtpr pdcm sse4_1 lahf_lm pti tpr_shadow vnmi
flexpriority dtherm ida
If we want to go by what's actually in use as well, instead of just new
machines, I can get an even more restrictive list. Further, something not
being made anymore is not reason to drop it. That makes no sense. Fedora users
aren't going to toss their current, working, good machine just to find one
with a processor you think is new enough. That's absurd.
John M. Harris, Jr.