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    SubjectRe: i686 quirk for AMD Geode
    On Sun, 4 Oct 2009 00:04:03 +0200
    Matteo Croce <> wrote:

    > >
    > > the number that is exposed in /proc/cpuinfo does not control
    > > if cmov is used... so the patch and the benchmark are totally
    > > unrelated.
    > >
    > 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

    I'm surprised that "i686" in debian depends on the family flag
    in /proc/cpuinfo.. but hey.. weirder things have been done.

    Arjan van de Ven Intel Open Source Technology Centre
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