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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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