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From: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
To: Hugh Dickins <hugh@veritas.com>
Cc: "H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@zytor.com>,
	Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>,
	Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>,
	Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: P6 NOPs again: MPSC?
Date: Tue, 11 Mar 2008 10:28:43 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20080311092843.GO25110@elte.hu> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <Pine.LNX.4.64.0803102142440.2464@blonde.site>


* Hugh Dickins <hugh@veritas.com> wrote:

> (But I've lost my way around here.  A good example of the 32/64 
> confusion is how one has to remember that X86_GENERIC is peculiar to 
> 32-bit, and CPU_GENERIC peculiar to 64-bit.  And CPU_GENERIC is 
> understandably an alternative to the specific 64-bit models, but 
> X86_GENERIC is strangely in addition to the specific 32-bit models.)

yes - this is one of the arbitrary deviations between 32-bit and 64-bit. 
Patches to bring the concepts and names in sync are welcome :-)

	Ingo

  parent reply	other threads:[~2008-03-11  9:29 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 11+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2008-03-04 19:33 [PATCH] x86: a P4 is a P6 not an i486 Hugh Dickins
2008-03-04 21:01 ` Ingo Molnar
2008-03-04 21:24   ` H. Peter Anvin
2008-03-04 21:32     ` Ingo Molnar
2008-03-10 19:14     ` P6 NOPs again: MPSC? Hugh Dickins
2008-03-10 20:17       ` H. Peter Anvin
2008-03-10 22:02         ` Hugh Dickins
2008-03-11  6:43           ` H. Peter Anvin
2008-03-11 14:00             ` Hugh Dickins
2008-03-11  9:28           ` Ingo Molnar [this message]
2008-03-11 13:45             ` Hugh Dickins

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