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Re: i486 base architecture



On Wed, 2004-12-01 at 08:12 -0500, Alan Cox wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 30, 2004 at 11:06:21PM -0500, William M. Quarles wrote:
> > >The only thing 486 might give is the ability to consign the old 
> > >linuxthread stuff to the dustbin of back compatibility.
> > 
> > I'm guessing that's supposed to be a joke?
> 
> No its quite serious. 486 adds a lot of the SMP instructions like XADD that
> good threading in user space wants.

So actually that could be a good reason why we should switch over to
i486 as base arch?

-- 
Tomas Mraz <tmraz redhat com>



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