2000-10-27 14:20:54

by Alan Cox

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Subject: Re: [PATCH] cpu detection fixes for test10-pre4

> > - make Pentium IV and other post-P6 processors use the "i686"
> > family name (same fix as the system_utsname.machine init fix
> > which went into include/asm-i386/bugs.h in test10-pre4)
> >
>
> We should never have used anything but "i386" as the utsname... sigh.

Its questionable if we should include the 'i'


2000-10-27 17:57:43

by Tim Riker

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Subject: Re: [PATCH] cpu detection fixes for test10-pre4

Alan Cox wrote:
>
> > > - make Pentium IV and other post-P6 processors use the "i686"
> > > family name (same fix as the system_utsname.machine init fix
> > > which went into include/asm-i386/bugs.h in test10-pre4)
> > >
> >
> > We should never have used anything but "i386" as the utsname... sigh.
>
> Its questionable if we should include the 'i'

heh, agreed. let's rename 'em all x86 and be done with it. ;-)

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2000-10-27 18:45:14

by H. Peter Anvin

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Subject: Re: [PATCH] cpu detection fixes for test10-pre4

Alan Cox wrote:
>
> > > - make Pentium IV and other post-P6 processors use the "i686"
> > > family name (same fix as the system_utsname.machine init fix
> > > which went into include/asm-i386/bugs.h in test10-pre4)
> > >
> >
> > We should never have used anything but "i386" as the utsname... sigh.
>
> Its questionable if we should include the 'i'
>

True enough, personally I prefer "x86".

-hpa

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