On Mon, Jun 4, 2018 at 2:01 PM, Matthew Miller <mattdm@fedoraproject.org> wrote:
On Mon, Jun 04, 2018 at 04:04:30PM +0200, Florian Weimer wrote:
> >>only addition over the i686/Pentium Pro baseline is a requirement to
> >>support long NOPs, for Intel CET.  However, the majority of
> >>installations of i686 packages is for use on x86_64 systems, as
> >>multi-lib RPMs.
> >Based on what data?
> The mirror data I've seen, but it's really outdated at this point.

There are currently about 275,000 IP address checking in with x86_64
systems every day. and 25,000 x86_32. So it's about 11:1.

However, that includes systems going back to FC6; if we looked at just
recent releases it'd be even more tilted. (I don't have a quick way to
break that out at my fingertips, but could ask for it if it's really

Thanks for the data. 25k is still a pretty healthy number. :) I realize that there are a lot of unknowns in the data, so it is difficult to draw any hard conclusions, but 25k is still much larger than 0. Splitting into i686 into i586 and i686 would give more insight into who still needs non-SSE2... Probably hurts my argument, though. :)