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SubjectRe: RFC: [2.6 patch] better i386 CPU selection
On Sun, 2003-09-07 15:17:32 +0200, Adrian Bunk <bunk@fs.tum.de>
wrote in message <20030907131732.GU14436@fs.tum.de>:
> On Sun, Sep 07, 2003 at 01:46:47PM +0200, Jan-Benedict Glaw wrote:
> > On Sun, 2003-09-07 13:28:13 +0200, Adrian Bunk <bunk@fs.tum.de>
> > wrote in message <20030907112813.GQ14436@fs.tum.de>:
> > > There are two different needs:
> > > 1. the installation kernel of a distribution should support all CPUs
> > > this distribution supports (perhaps starting with the 386)
> >
> > So far, no major distribution does support an i386. Basically, this has
> > leaked in by some broken patch to libstdc++ which was not observed for a
> > long time. To support i386, an additional emulator for additional i486
> > needs to be compiled-in, too. I had a short try to port Debian's patch
> > into 2.6.x, but it oopsed :-> If I get some time, I'll finish that.
> > Before we have thie i486-emu-for-i386 in, i386 support in the kernel
> > doesn't make *any* sense on it's own...
> >...
>
> This is not related to the issues my patch addresses.

This is why I wrote that I basically like the overall concept of your
patch.

MfG, JBG

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