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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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