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

Santiago Torres-Arias santiago at archlinux.org
Sun Mar 29 15:32:39 UTC 2020

On Sun, Mar 29, 2020 at 04:25:48PM +0100, Filipe Laíns via arch-dev-public wrote:
> I want to clarify what I am proposing.
> I would not be an entirely new architecture in the sense of i686, CPU
> extensions are not different architectures and shouldn't be treated as
> such.
> What I would for us to do is to create a x86-64-axv2, etc. that would
> complement x86-64. We would not add it as a target for all packages,
> just for the ones that make sense.
> For this pacman would have to support architecture priority. We could
> have something like this:
> Architecture = x86-64-axv2 x86-64

Couldn't this be as simple as having a package with avx2  (or whatever)
extensions compiled in in a separate repository that takes precedence in

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