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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Re: [PATCH] IDE clean 12 3rd attempt
Jeff Garzik wrote:
> Martin Dalecki wrote:
>
>>Pavel Machek wrote:
>>
>>>I run 2.4.x on 486sx, which is .... pretty close to 386. 386 support
>>>is not going to get dropped anytime soon...
>>>
>
>>Well the 486sx is the same die as 486 with coproc disabled. And in
>>contrast the the 386 the 486 is a scalar, tough not super-scalar CPU.
>>(This is what this "pipline stuff" and multiple pipeline stuff is about ;-).
>>
>>Please trust me they are *not* very similar from CPU design point
>>of view. They are only similar on the command set level.
>>Anyway just to put it straight: Your system certainly won't be affected
>>by the removal.
>>
>
> Regardless, 386 support should not go away...

It won't! The issue does have nothing to do with the CPU in
the system. What goes away is a misguided attempt to treat an
AT computer like a 8088 class early PC. OK?

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