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Re: What processor features does Guix support on i686?

From: Joshua Branson
Subject: Re: What processor features does Guix support on i686?
Date: Sun, 02 May 2021 18:06:41 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.1 (gnu/linux)

Leo Famulari <> writes:

> On Sun, May 02, 2021 at 12:56:45PM -0400, Joshua Branson wrote:
>> I'm kind of curious, if I were to compile my own linux kernel, and I
>> could someone select a newer processor family, would that make my kernel
>> a little more faster?  Or would it just make my kernel image a little
>> smaller?  Also my laptop is a Lenovo T400.    So it doesn't exactly have
>> NEW features.  :)
> Just to clarify, these kernel configuration options are for when one
> builds the kernel for "i686-linux" (Guix parlance) or "i386" (Linux
> parlance). This means 32-bit Intel-compatible.
> The T400 has a Core 2 Duo 64-bit procesor, so these options won't apply
> for you. That's "x86_64-linux" or "amd64", respectively.
> However, yes, you can build a custom kernel to eke out some performance
> improvements.

Thanks for the response!  I'm not quite so interested in building a
custom kernel yet.  But I think it would be cool to do one day!

Joshua Branson (joshuaBPMan in #guix)
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