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To: Karl Kleinpaste <karl,AT,charcoal,DOT,com>, cipe-l,AT,inka,DOT,de
Subject: Re: CIPE fails in RH FC3 kernels (2.6.9 & 2.6.10) - K6 = RISC86-i686
From: Bryan J. Smith <b.j.smith,AT,ieee,DOT,org>
Date: Wed, 2 Mar 2005 16:25:29 -0800

Karl Kleinpaste wrote:
I am test-installing FC3 on an aging i586 (k6-2) machine.

FYI, all AMD K6 processors are NexGen RISC86-i686 cores. They are fully compatible with the i686 (Pentium Pro).

All clones are either i486 (possibly with some i586 support) or i686 ISA compatible.
The i586 (Pentium) had a lot of quirks fixed in the i686 (Pentium Pro), hence why the clones targetted i686 ISA instead.


You should be running an i686 kernel on it.

- Bryan

P.S. Of course, unfortuantely, a lot of code was written to those Pentium i586 quirks, including performing worse on true Pentium Pros.

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