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Re: Jakub's Recommendations for ia32 Support



On Thu, Feb 05, 2009 at 08:28:11AM +0100, Robert Scheck wrote:
 > On Tue, 03 Feb 2009, Dominik 'Rathann' Mierzejewski wrote:
 > > On Tuesday, 03 February 2009 at 18:11, Warren Togami wrote:
 > > > In related news, cebbert wants to do the following to the F-11 kernel:
 > > > - Eliminate the current i686 kernel.
 > > > - i686 hardware would get i686 PAE by default.
 > > 
 > > Not all i686 hardware is PAE capable.
 > > 
 > > > - i586 kernel becomes i686, except without cmov.  This is primarily so
 > > > people don't complain when they realize they have the "i586" kernel.
 > > 
 > > And this will be installed on anything that's not PAE capable?
 > 
 > Did I get this correct? We will ship "i686 without cmov" and "i686 PAE"?
 > 
 >  - i586 -> i686 (without cmov)
 >  - i686 -> i686 PAE?
 > 
 > I know, there was some ongoing discussion regarding cmov, sse/sse2. My main
 > point referrs to how "i686 non-PAE capable hardware" will be handled.

The plan is..


if (cpu is PAE capable)
	install kernel-i686-PAE
else
	install kernel-i586



	Dave

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