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SubjectRe: i686 quirk for AMD Geode
On Sun, Oct 04, 2009 at 12:04:03AM +0200, Matteo Croce wrote:

> yes cmov and i686 are unrelated but some distros (Debian & co.)
> compiles libraries for two archs:
> i486 and i686-cmov so only i686 machines does benefit from cmov.
> This is why I cared about having an i686 aware userspace but it seems
> that for a missing instruction I can't do that

You could emulate the missing instruction. As long as it is not really
used, the performance cost of the emulation should not matter. Of course
if userspace starts to use long NOPs extensively then it becomes a
problem.

Gabor

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