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Date:	Mon, 09 Nov 2009 13:14:52 -0800
From:	"H. Peter Anvin" <>
To:	Alan Cox <>
CC:	Arjan van de Ven <>,
	Matteo Croce <>,
Subject: Re: i686 quirk for AMD Geode

On 10/04/2009 07:58 AM, Alan Cox wrote:
>> I'm surprised that "i686" in debian depends on the family flag
>> in /proc/cpuinfo.. but hey.. weirder things have been done.
> Its compensating for the old gcc bugs where gcc "i686" generated cmov
> instructions without any checks whether the CPU supported cmov (which is
> optional for a 686 architecture)
> RPM has (or had) similar hacks. Both arguably come about from fundamental
> design thinkos in that they treat architecture as "special", not simply
> as a set of dependancies (needs x86, x86-cmov, glibc x86-32, ...) as
> should hve been done and which would also have made emulators just work
> out of the box instead of the current mess.
> Alan

Well, for gcc, the string "i686" really means "pentiumpro".  All of
these are nothing but named feature sets.

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