Re: [PATCH] x86 cpu selection (first hack)
Alan Cox (email@example.com)
31 May 2002 01:05:36 +0100
On Thu, 2002-05-30 at 23:50, J.A. Magallon wrote:
> - Make all and every cpu a checkbox, so you just say 'I want my kernel to
> support this and that CPU'. This kills the problem of the ordering, and
> adds one other advantage: you do not need to support intermediate CPUs,
> like 'i want my kernel to run ok on pentium-mmx (my firewall) and on
> p4 (my desktop). I will never run it on a PII, so do not include the
> hacks for PII'. And of course, 'If I run my p-mmx capable on a friend's
> PII and it eats his drive and burns his TV set, it is only _my_ fault'.
'Omit support for processors without an FPU'
'Omit support for processors without working WP (386, Nexgen)'
'Require the processor has a TSC'
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