On Thursday, June 27, 2013, Kevin Kofler <kevin.kofler@chello.at> wrote:
> Syam Krishnan wrote:
>> What exactly does this mean? As far as I know, the VM shouldn't have
>> anything to do with Atom processor.
> We build i686 packages with -mtune=atom based on the principle that all the
> non-Atom CPUs these days should be 64-bit and thus use the x86_64 version.

I'm not sure if that's such a good assumption. For example, We stick to 32bit at work since some of the special purpose hardware we use don't have drivers for 64bit.

So, to use KDE 4.10 & qt 4.8.x on el6 32bit, do I need to build all rpms myself to avoid this atom business? The problem is it affects every qt based compilation on the machine!

If that's so, I wonder what performance would I be losing if I'm on something like an i7 or at least a core2.



>         Kevin Kofler
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