[arch-releng] Patch request for "Official Arch Linux Install Guide" in wiki
dieter at plaetinck.be
Fri Oct 2 04:18:50 EDT 2009
On Thu, 1 Oct 2009 18:26:40 -0500
Aaron Griffin <aaronmgriffin at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 1, 2009 at 4:13 PM, Dieter Plaetinck
> <dieter at plaetinck.be> wrote:
> > On Tue, 22 Sep 2009 16:10:47 +0200
> > Cédric "LAUDREL (deK, deKonnection)" <dekonnection at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> Hi,
> >> I have just noticed a little mistake on
> >> http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Official_Arch_Linux_Install_Guide#Architectures
> >> It is written : "A Pentium II or AMD K6-2 processor or higher is
> >> required."
> >> In fact, AMD K6 series (1, 2 & 3) are i586 CPUs (lack of cmov
> >> instruction to be qualified as i686).
> >> Arch is only installable on K7 (Athlon) or higher.
> FWIW this is completely wrong. The i686 spec indicates cmov as an
> _optional_ instruction. It is GCC that fails here and makes it
> mandatory when it emits i686 optimized code. AMD K6 and Via C3
> processors do NOT have the cmov instruction, but they're still i686
> processors. GCC is the one at fault for this one
So in practice, do our binaries run on k6 and c3 cpus or not?
I should probably add a note at the bottom that elaborates a bit on
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