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SubjectRe: Kernel cpu selection + other platforms?
On Mon, 21 Jul 1997, Marcus Berglund wrote:

> >Why? It is pretty easy to recognise all x86 varieties (other than the
> >early 486 clones) at run time and simply Do The Right Thing without
> >asking the user daft questions about whether they have microcode
> >bug #564 or working frozzle optimizations. Most users won't even
> >know what is under their CPU fan never mind what the hell you're
> >talking about!
>
> Maybe we should start splitting the kernel into two configurations,
> Simple End User (there is a group with this name), and Advanced user,
> this way everyone gets what they want (well mostly).

This is complication for the sake of it. What ever happened to
the generalize and simplify engineering rule of thumb?

Mike

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