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SubjectRe: Math-emu kills the kernel on Athlon64 X2
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On Tue, 2006-09-19 at 14:28 +0200, Krzysztof Halasa wrote:
> Sergio Monteiro Basto <sergio@sergiomb.no-ip.org> writes:
> > I think, math emulation is for 486 and older. 486 DX2 was the first one
> > who have math co processor, on earlier processor it should be disable .
>
> Actually, 486 DX had built-in FPU as well. It was missing from 486SX
> (486SX + optional 487 FPU = 486DX).
>
> For 386(DX|SX) there were 387(DX|SX) (386SX used 16-bit bus).
>
> Many 32-bit motherboards had a socket for Weitek (3167 for 386DX or 4167
> for 486). I think I remember a board with 386DX and 287 socket as well.
>
> 486DX2 meant the external clock was half the internal.

Fine :), My (12 year old) 486DX2 already don't need Math-emu. I just
don't see how in a computer like that will be installed a kernel 2.6 .
So why code of math-emu isn't dropped ?

Btw I try install a kernel 2.4 in my DX2 and works but very very slow .
I think in this type of computer should be install a kernel 2.2 .

Thanks,
--
Sérgio M.B.
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