Why are there only i686 and i586 Version of glibc and kernel?

Arjan van de Ven arjanv at redhat.com
Mon May 31 07:45:31 UTC 2004

On Mon, 2004-05-31 at 09:22, dragoran wrote:
> Why not add a glibc and kernel which are optimized for pentium 4 in FC3 
> ? This would increase the perfomance on newer PC but also works on older 
> ones by still including the i686 and i586 versions.

P4's are compatible with i686 and the optimisations are also quite
similar, although not entirely. Most likely we'll be optimising the
entire distro for P4 while keeping compatibility with i386 or i486. 
(Code optimized for P4 runs just as fast as code for pII/pIII on those).

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