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SubjectRe: Kernel cpu selection + other platforms?
> 
> > Hi!
> >
> > > Why not [for main screen]:
> > > Intel -> [386-series] -> math-co support?
> > > bugfixes? (they had some :)
> > > [486-series] -> math-co support?
> > > 486-clone? (eg. 386 with delusions)
> > > bugfixes - list of bug patches to include
> [... clip clip - why not, I wrote it :]
> >
> > Bad bad bad. What if you want to make kernel that runs on 386 and amd
> > k6, fixing bugs of both? You probably want checkbox for every bugfix
> > in there.
>
> So have a different bugfix area on a per-platform basis. Whatever.
> 'sides some bugs only activate when specific processor features are
> enabled and THOSE bugs should be per-processor.
>
> Also, bugfixes should only be present as 'optional' if they're
> intrusive... as in, they are ONLY usable and detectable on that CPU.

Hmmm ... it should be a runtime self configuring feature. This because
if one build a kernel for a CDROM distribution it should be a kernel
which ist stable on the most platforms.


Werner

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