Incidentally, Linux doesn't go "Agh, *panic*" when on a
Pre-PentiumIV fixed kernel - It just goes "Agh, I'm not sure what
you are, I'll call you "i?86", to which the distro installers
and RPM go "Er... *We*'ll call *you* back. The installation is in
the post, etc. etc.".
From: Paul Jakma [mailto:paulj at itg.ie]
Sent: 14 December 2000 18:11
To: Scanlan, Brian (5188)
Cc: 'ilug at linux.ie'
Subject: RE: [ILUG] Linux community insulted by Intel with P4
On Thu, 14 Dec 2000, Scanlan, Brian (5188) wrote:
> Hmm. A bit of investigation reveals this...
>> AMD/Cyrix/Transmeta extended Intel's CPUID instruction.
interesting doc. one for the bookmarks. but it shows exactly why 15
/is/ broken. their family numbering goes 3, 4, 5, 6, /f/!
> Intel, as of the PIV, are conforming to this.
conforming to what? extended cpuid? maybe, but within that their use
of family is still broken by their historical scheme. The cpuid might
now be more conformant to what other x86 vendors do, but that jump
from 6 to f within cpuid is still a bit strange. no?
(anyway.. 'tis not a hugely important detail)
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