On Sat, Oct 01, 2022 at 05:30:08AM -0400, Felix Miata wrote:
Stefan Seyfried composed on 2022-10-01 10:38 (UTC+0200):
gain should not be wasted by tending to a small fraction of the installed base.
Small? Where's the data that says so? What does "small" mean? How do we know half the planet's user-base isn't pre-level2? How do we know the size of the fraction below level2 that has the means to get past level1 before avx9 and sse100 have reached the marketplace?
Yes, maybe if we provided multiple builds of glibc or openssl for different CPU feature sets and a mechanim that automatically installs the one that's suitable for the CPU you are using we would get download statitics, and decide what to do when we have some data.