Why is the base architecture i586?

William M. Quarles walrus at bellsouth.net
Mon Sep 28 09:51:19 UTC 2009


For years the Fedora developers have said that changing the base 
architecture for all of the packages from i386 to i586 would actually 
make the code less efficient for i686 processors due to the large bumber 
of bug workarounds in i586 code for many i586 processors. So does 
anybody know why this change was done?

Thanks,
William




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