Re: [git pull] x86 fixes

From: Arjan van de Ven
Date: Mon Sep 08 2008 - 14:46:34 EST

On Mon, 08 Sep 2008 11:22:24 -0700
"H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> The "ideal" way to do any of this would probably to have checkboxes
> for all the CPUs you want to support and then a drop-down box for the
> CPU to optimize for. However, the combinatorics of that would be
> horrible, and it would be very unlikely we would avoid bugs.

the ideal case would be "support them all"

the second-most ideal case would be "support all as of <year>" I suppose

a third one for advanced users not distros would be "support only
<vendor>" since that would be the biggest part of code to drop

between models of the same vendor.. not too much to win there.

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