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Date:	Fri, 30 May 2008 22:30:39 +0200
From:	Pavel Machek <>
To:	Jan Engelhardt <>
Cc:	"H. Peter Anvin" <>,
	"Maciej W. Rozycki" <>,
	Dave Jones <>,
	Linux Kernel <>,
	Ingo Molnar <>,
	Thomas Gleixner <>
Subject: Re: [X86] Fix up silly i1586 boot message.

On Thu 2008-05-29 11:35:08, Jan Engelhardt wrote:
> On Thursday 2008-05-29 02:13, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> > Maciej W. Rozycki wrote:
> >> > uname reports i686 on these chips.  The rest is ridiculous.
> >> 
> >> Intel started it first with picking up a ridiculous number for the family
> >> ID for the P4 line.  There is no technical justification for not keeping
> >> these numbers consecutive.  Or keeping it at 6 actually if the P4 is meant
> >> to be seen by software as the Pentium Pro and the rest of the P6 gang.
> >
> > Yes, this is what we eventually ended up doing as causing fewest compatibility
> > problems.  For the message in question, it's better to be consistent with
> > uname.
> Then again, should not all of the i?86 names be collapsed,
> much like there is only "sparc" and "sparc64" for
> the actual sparcv7, sparcv8, sparcv9, sparcv9a pseudo-arches
> used in, for example rpm, etc.

They should, but it is too late for that now.

(cesky, pictures)
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