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SubjectRe: [BUG] x86 kenel won't boot under Virtual PC
H. Peter Anvin wrote:
>
> The issue at hand is that at least with the current toolchain, we need
> to pass -march=generic in order for these instructions to be generated.
> We have an option for this, CONFIG_X86_GENERIC, which distributions
> really *should* be using anyway.
>

That should have been "-mtune=generic". Sorry.

> And yes, it should be the default. The patch I have makes it
> "default y" as well as change the help text.
>
> Would it make you happier if this option was forced enabled unless
> CONFIG_EMBEDDED was on?

I guess the other option is to create a new option for selecting the
dangerous -mtune= variants, and possibly lock *that* option to
CONFIG_EMBEDDED.

-hpa


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