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SubjectRe: menuconfig snafu?
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On Wednesday 28 March 2001 22:17, Dennis wrote:
> its seems that "make menuconfig" only allows you to select 1 processor
> type. it seems impossible that you cant build a generic kernel that
> supports different processors. Its this just a menuconfig bug?
>
> Dennis

You pick the lowest common denominator. If you want a kernel that runs
everywhere (x86 arch), pick the plain old 386.

Or, read the menuconfig help :-)

CONFIG_M386:
This is the processor type of your CPU. This information is used for
optimizing purposes. In order to compile a kernel that can run on all x86 CPU
types (albeit not optimally fast), you can specify "386" here.

The kernel will not necessarily run on earlier architectures than the one you
have chosen, e.g. a Pentium optimized kernel will run on a PPro, but not
necessarily on a i486.


Regards,
also Dennis :-)


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