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SubjectRe: IA-32 (was Re: [PATCH] cpu detection fixes for test10-pre4)
"Barry K. Nathan" wrote:
>
> H. Peter Anvin wrote:
>
> > Alan Cox wrote:
>
> [snip]
>
> > > ia32 is an intel trademark. Using it for non intel products is probably an
> > > actionable matter ..
> > >
> >
> > Yet another reason to ignore it.
>
> Speaking of using it for non-Intel products, this is a line from
> Documentation/Changes in Linux 2.4.0-test10-pre6:
>
> Linux on IA-32 has recently switched from using as86 to using gas for
>
> Should we change that to x86 or something?
>

Since Linux generally calls this i386 throughout, I would stick with
calling it i386.

-hpa

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