Features/ArchitectureSupport - changing what we build for

Jeremy Katz katzj at redhat.com
Fri Jan 30 23:37:48 UTC 2009

On Friday, January 30 2009, Bill Nottingham said:
> - XO support
> There is concern that building for i686 might break binaries on the XO.
> The Geode on the XO self-reports as i586; this may need slight frobbing.
> Aside from that, it "supports the i686 (Pentium Pro) instruction set, MMX,
> the parts of SSE that do not involve SSE registers, 3DNow! Enhanced, a
> couple Geode-specific instructions and a few SSE2 instructions." 
>   (http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Geode_instruction_set)
> This implies it should work; however, there have been bugs in the past
> (https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=200330). Chris Ball stated
> "my input as OLPC software dude is that we're probably okay with dropping
> 586, but it would be great if someone heled us test that everything's
> looking okay first."

The live images have been doing i686 kernel and glibc and work okay on
the XO.  So add that as more anecdotal evidence of it not being a


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