I486_CPU or I586_CPU in kernel config

Adam Vande More amvandemore at gmail.com
Mon May 30 21:03:19 UTC 2011

On Mon, May 30, 2011 at 9:50 AM, Warren Block <wblock at wonkity.com> wrote:

> Some time back, there was a post on one of the mailing lists that suggested
> it was better to leave either I486_CPU or I586_CPU enabled in a kernel
> config even for much newer processors.  For performance reasons, AFAIR.
>  Naturally I didn't save that post or a link to it.
> Can anyone find that message, or explain why it would be good to keep
> either of those cpu options in a kernel that will only run on much newer
> CPUs?

Um, I don't recall seeing that and have removed them automatically for a
long time.  Here is one that suggests keeping I586_CPU with results that
seem less than conclusive.


Adam Vande More

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