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SubjectRe: RFC: [2.6 patch] better i386 CPU selection
On Sat, Sep 13, 2003 at 01:02:36PM +0200, Mikael Pettersson wrote:
> On Sat, 13 Sep 2003 01:23:04 +0200, Adrian Bunk <> wrote:
> >Considering this, I can simply do the following in my proposal of
> >offering every CPU type to the user?
> >
> >config X86_BAD_APIC
> > bool
> > depends on CPU_586TSC
> > default y
> That depends on your semantics for CPU_586TSC.
> If it is required for support of pre-MMX P5s, then yes.
> With the current semantics, where a CPU choice simply
> sets a lower bound, then no.

The intention of my "better i386 CPU selection" patch is that you select
all CPUs you want to support.

The semantics is that e.g. CPU_486 doesn't enable support for Pentiums.

> /Mikael



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"Only a promise," Lao Er said.
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