On Tue, Jul 23, 2019 at 11:09 AM Kevin Kofler <kevin.kofler(a)chello.at> wrote:
Patrik Mattsson wrote:
> I would take the lowest denominator of features for CPUs of atleast 3
> years of age considering how long some CPUs are being used in virtualized
> environments and at a lot of different cloud-providers (I've seen 5+ year
> old CPUs in at some smaller providers).
At least 10 years!
My notebook is 11 years old and still working. Here in Austria, that makes
me look weird, but there are countries in this world where such machines are
much more common place. See, e.g., Zamir Sun's reply about China. And there
are even poorer countries out there.
So no, 3 years are not sufficient.
I'm still getting complaints from groups when the same team bumped the
i686 compile flags, which I somehow missed the proposal, for newer
processors because their 10+ year old OLPC XO laptops can't run the