On Fri, 2 Oct 2009 10:53:57 -0500 Aaron Griffin email@example.com wrote:
On Fri, Oct 2, 2009 at 4:55 AM, Dieter Plaetinck firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
On Fri, 2 Oct 2009 11:48:27 +0200 Pierre Schmitz email@example.com wrote:
Am Freitag 02 Oktober 2009 10:18:50 schrieb Dieter Plaetinck:
So in practice, do our binaries run on k6 and c3 cpus or not?
Funny, did not know that cmov was optional; though I don't get the point of an optional instruction anyway. However: everything below Athlon or Pentium Por does not work with what we call i686.
so i will add a note that we are technically not i686, but we are i686 that uses the cmov instruction because we use gcc i686 optimisations. this is why we don't support the k6-2 and k6-3. right?
Meh, we're i686 if you use the GCC definition of i686, which is all most people care about. I wouldn't confuse the official install guide too much, as it's targeted at new users.
Via C3 is another one that's commonly thought of as i686 and is not (in gcc terminology). I actually used to own a Via C3 laptop :)
I think we should be factually accurate. how about I keep the text like it was but add a footnote with the correct explanation?