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SubjectRe: [PATCH][kconfig][i386] Fix help entry for processor type choice
Dear diary, on Sat, Mar 15, 2003 at 11:13:06PM CET, I got a letter,
where Dave Jones <> told me, that...
> On Sat, Mar 15, 2003 at 09:40:09PM +0100, Petr Baudis wrote:
> > bool "486"
> > help
> > - Select this for a x486 processor, ether Intel or one of the
> > + Select this for an x486 processor, either Intel or one of the
> This bit is broken. There is no x486 processor, it should be either
> 'i486', '80486' or just '486'. There's already a patch fixing up this
> (and x586 x686 etc) in Alans 2.5-ac patchset.

Ok, the new version follows, thanks. It does s/an x386/386 series/ and removes
the x486 line typo fixes, which are redundant for -ac (which is where this will
probably end up anyway).


Petr "Pasky" Baudis
The pure and simple truth is rarely pure and never simple.
-- Oscar Wilde

--- linux+pasky/arch/i386/Kconfig Thu Mar 6 20:38:49 2003
+++ linux/arch/i386/Kconfig Sat Mar 15 21:34:16 2003
@@ -110,10 +110,7 @@
prompt "Processor family"
default M686
-config M386
- bool "386"
- ---help---
+ help
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
@@ -148,6 +145,16 @@

If you don't know what to do, choose "386".

+config M386
+ bool "386"
+ help
+ Select this for a 386 series processor, that is AMD/Cyrix/Intel
+ 386DX/DXL/SL/SLC/SX, Cyrix/TI 486DLC/DLC2, UMC 486SX-S and NexGen
+ Nx586. Kernel compiled for this processor will also run on any newer
+ processor of this architecture, although not optimally fast.
+ If you don't know what processor to choose, choose this one.
config M486
bool "486"
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