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SubjectRe: 2.6.26-rc6-git2: Reported regressions from 2.6.25


On Sat, 14 Jun 2008, Maciej W. Rozycki wrote:
>
> From what you have written it looks the dependency should actually be:
>
> depends on !M386 && !M486 && !M586 && !M586TSC && !M586MMX
>
> as none of the pre-Pentium-Pro processors had the PAE feature (I am not
> sure about non-Intel implementations, so the case of M586 would have to be
> investigated).

Yes, it's the non-intel ones that would keep me from saying !M586.

For intel, PAE was a PPro feature (at least officially, as you point out),
but I do not know about various other manufacturers. From personal
experience, the line between Pentium and PPro features doesn't tend to be
totally black-and-white (although I suspect that when it comes to PAE it
_may_ be).

Linus


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