[arch-dev-public] Discussion - Increasing our CPU requirements

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Sun Mar 29 11:44:38 UTC 2020

On 29/3/20 8:52 pm, Evangelos Foutras wrote:
> If I see a SIGILL on my AMD Phenom II X6 1090T then Arch will have failed me. 😜
> I believe your proposal should only be discussed as co-existing
> optimized port(s) and even then I'm not sure it's worth the trouble.
> Performance-critical applications can and frequently are optimized for
> the running processor (I'm thinking of stuff like glibc and ffmpeg
> here).

AVX2 was a bold choice, and really a place to get a discussion started.

We are currently supporting processors from 2003.  We can be better than


More information about the arch-dev-public mailing list