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SubjectRe: [PATCH] CONFIG_IA32
On Sun, 25 Sep 2005, Zwane Mwaikambo wrote:
> On Sun, 25 Sep 2005, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> > On Sat, Sep 24, 2005 at 07:11:16PM -0400, Brian Gerst wrote:
> > > Add CONFIG_IA32 for i386. This allows selecting options that only apply
> > > to 32-bit systems.
> > >
> > > (X86 && !X86_64) becomes IA32
> > > (X86 || X86_64) becomes X86
> >
> > Please call it X86_32 or I386, to match the terminology we use everywhere.
> > I386 would match the uname, and X86_32 would be the logical countepart
> > to X86_64.
>
> ia32 has been in use much longer than x86_32 and more ubiquitous.

Yes, but x86_64 supports ia32, so ia32 is not a good name for (X86 && !X86_64).

Gr{oetje,eeting}s,
Geert

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