On Thu, Jun 18, 2009 at 4:48 PM, Bill Nottingham<notting(a)redhat.com> wrote:
Peter Robinson (pbrobinson(a)gmail.com) said:
> > I know of *no one* in the community who tests on i586 to ensure that it
> > works. (If this drags them out of silence, so be it!) It is certainly not
> > part of the QA matrix for testing RCs. On the kernel side, I doubt the kernel
> > team even has hardware around that they could test fixes on.
> Well geode is technically i586 even though it has cmov. I use two of
> them on a pretty regular basis. There are quite a few of the community
> who have XOs as part of the testing program that handed them out in
> the F10 devel period and I know a number of RedHat engineers have them
> as well so there is a least some hardware around for testing.
Geode (at least the variant in the XO, and later models) isn't intended
to be dropped here. There are earlier Geodes (the original version was
486-ish) that wouldn't be supported.
I don't know how much of a 686 the Geode ("586+cmov") we use is, in
the sense that I hope people (Chris, Deepak) have looked at this and
ensured there are no other dragons lurking.
To note: it _is_ reported as a 586, so at least ancillary work in
yum/anaconda/rpm will be needed so that installing F12 on these
"supported but not quite 686 CPUs" is possible, avoiding the hackery
of installing it on a true 686 and then transferring the image to the
Do we have a good and reliable way to spot the properly supported CPUs?
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