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SubjectRe: [BUG] x86 kenel won't boot under Virtual PC
Andi Kleen wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 08, 2008 at 08:09:48AM -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:
>> On Sun, 7 Sep 2008, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
>>> Under that logic we shouldn't even have CPU configurables, since you want it
>>> to "just work" whatever crap you're running on. That is EXACTLY what
>>> CONFIG_X86_GENERIC means
>> I dunno.. Event he help-text doesn't actually agree with that:
>
> The help text matches in how I wrote this option originally.
> The original use case was the 128 byte P4 cache lines.
>

The help text is indeed out of date. I did a patch yesterday to, among
other things, update it; I also want to verify that we are disabling all
options that can cause gcc or binutils to generate nopl's; I plan to
push it today.

-hpa


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