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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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