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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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