Do we need this junk?

Scott Long scottl at
Fri Apr 6 15:13:46 UTC 2007

Nikolas Britton wrote:
> 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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