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SubjectRe: [RFC] i386-arch fixes/enhancements

On 03.07 04:08, J.A. Magallon wrote:
> Hi all...
> This is set of small patches that allow a finer tuning of i386 arch, and fix a
> small bug:
> - 20-x86-p4-prefetch: enables prefetch also for p4. This is a pending bug, IMHO.
> - 21-x86-pII: splits Pentium-II as a separate config option; yes some of us
> still have oldies and would like a slightly better optimized kernel
> - 22-x86-check_gcc: use check_gcc also for Intel CPUs (like others already do)
> to get better gcc flags.
> - 23-x86-mb: implement memory barriers with specific instructions in p3 and p4
> (credits go to Zwane Mwaikambo <>)
> Could this ever get into mainline ? Perhaps the only questionable piece is
> the mb changes. How about next -pre ?

Ooops. Here they go...

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