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SubjectRe: PPro compile
> Can I ask this dumb question.  If , as Intel claims, the PPro performs
> better on 386 code then 486-Pentium code, why does the kernel compile
> with m486 rather than m386?

I've never seen such a claim.

Intel has claimed that 32-bit unsegmented code runs faster though.

> Maybe I'm just an idiot.

I doubt it - idiot's don't bother to ask questions.

Andrew E. Mileski
Linux Plug-and-Play Project Leader
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