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    SubjectRe: Search for x86_64 documentation.

    Hi Francis,

    On Wed, 1 Aug 2007 17:30:35 +0200 "Francis Moreau" <francis.moro@gmail.com> wrote:

    > Hello Rene,
    >
    > On 8/1/07, Rene Herman <rene.herman@gmail.com> wrote:
    > > On 08/01/2007 03:27 PM, Francis Moreau wrote:
    > >
    > > > I'm used to hack Linux on a ARM based board and would like to be
    > > > involved in x86_64 architecture but I don't know where I should
    > > > start...
    > > >
    > > > Could anyone point out some nice documentations/books describing this
    > > > architecture ?
    > >
    > > First and foremost the AMD64 architecture documentation from AMD itself:
    > >
    > > http://www.amd.com/gb-uk/Processors/TechnicalResources/0,,30_182_739_7044,00.html
    > >
    >
    > Thank you for the pointer but I alread knew about them.
    >
    > I was actually more interested in books which are more pleasant to
    > read than a raw datasheet. Something like "x86_64 arch for newbies" ;)
    >

    Then you may have a look at
    http://www.chip-architect.com/news/2003_09_21_Detailed_Architecture_of_AMDs_64bit_Core.html

    It's a bit more pleasant to read than the AMD or Intel programming manuals
    but in the long run you will need those along with the accompanying erratas.

    Sébastien.
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