Changing the default 32-bit x86 arch for Fedora 12

Bill Nottingham notting at
Tue Jun 16 16:36:49 UTC 2009

Jonathan Dieter (jdieter at said: 
> > The 1% comes from i586 -> i686; SSE2 would be additional on top of
> > that. But given the vehement opposition, I can see dropping the SSE2
> > requirement. I'm still fairly convinced that going to i686 is the right
> > move - we really don't support i586 as a practical matter, and even
> > the Geode should still work with that. Furthermore, it's likely we'll
> > have a mass rebuild for LZMA support and/or debuginfo changes, so it's
> > no additional cost.
> This may have been asked before, but is the Celeron M processor in the
> EeePC 701 i686?  It supports both SSE2 and cmov, but not PAE.

PAE isn't a required part of i686; that's why there's always been 
a separate PAE kernel.


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