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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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