Should we build i386 or i686 rpms?

Didier Casse elprodigio at
Tue Mar 22 06:10:59 UTC 2005

Hello people!
                    I have question that's on my mind for some time now:
Does i686-optimized packages really give us improved performance over
some of our i386-optimized cousins?

Nowadays most people are using pentiums: Now if I have a pentium and I
build i686 rpms, would it make a significant difference in performance
in my box?

Can anybody provide me some information about it? Thanks.


Didier F.B Casse | PhD candidate | LiMiNT Beamline
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