Posted Jul 21, 2006 17:42 UTC (Fri) by vonbrand
In reply to: inotify
Parent article: OLS: On how user space sucks
The userland is normally compiled for i386 instructions only, but scheduled (instruction selection and ordering) for i686. The code where full i686 (or whatever) does make a real difference is far in between (and there you do get i686 packages).
Distributions (and their users!) do pay a hefty price if there are zillions of package versions by CPU type.
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