Do we need this junk?

Nikolas Britton nikolas.britton at
Fri Apr 6 14:32:00 UTC 2007

On 4/6/07, Ed Schouten <ed at> wrote:
> * Nikolas Britton <nikolas.britton at> wrote:
> > Well based on the stats I've posted maybe it's time to split FreeBSD
> > i386 into two platforms, one for embedded/legacy systems and one for
> > modern systems? The needs for each type of system are diametrically
> > opposed, and the modern ones make up the majority of deployed systems.
> > Perhaps FreeBSD i786 or IA32, with the minimum target being a
> > Willamette based Pentium 4, aka SSE2?
> So what's the practical advantage of that? That would only break stuff.
> Compiling a kernel without these options practically does the same
> thing.

Break what? The primary reason for doing this is optimization and
simplification of support / development.

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