On Fri, 2016-09-16 at 21:44 +0200, Bartłomiej Piotrowski wrote: > Actually, why don't raise the bar higher? SSE2 has been introduced in > 2001 – that's 15 years to upgrade one's hardware and given my sad > experiences with computers, I find it hard to believe anyone has that > old PC that happens to run Arch. > > We used to advertise ourselves as optimized for modern processors. Our > "i786" really should include SSE3. For the same reason I would not > complain about requiring SSE4 instructions for amd64. > > > > > I also wish we had some data on SSE2 support across i686 machines. > > Perhaps > > we should upgrade pkgstats to record *all* the cpuflags? We would > > gain data > > for future decisions, too. > > pkgstats seems to have lots of old data. It would be beneficial to > start > the statistics from scratch and include kernel modules as well to see > if > our config isn't overloaded. > > Bartłomiej
I think it does include kernel modules. It's why it doesn't work properly with linux-grsec since it can't obtain that without root and then doesn't collect statistics on installs with grsecurity. It might just not be published.
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