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SubjectRe: Is 386 processor still supported?
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On Thu, 2009-01-08 at 15:21 +0100, Jiri Kosina wrote:
> On Thu, 8 Jan 2009, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
>
> > > Subject: x86: make spinlocks available on machines without xadd insn
> > > Current kernel wouldn't compile on ancient x86 machines that don't support
> > > xadd instruction, as ticket spinlocks implementation unconditionally uses
> > > it.
> > > On machines without CONFIG_X86_XADD, use old-style byte spinlock
> > > implementation instead.
> > afaik we don't support i386-smp and up spinlocks are trivial
> > preempt_disable() calls.
>
> Hmm. Where in Kconfig is SMP for M386 not allowed?

Dunno, kconfig is too much of a jungle for a simple person like me ;-)

But afaik i386 (and possibly i486) don't support nearly enough for a
modern SMP system.

Alan used to have i486-smp I think, one of the very few ever made.



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