[sclug] small, quiet things

Simon Huggins huggie at earth.li
Mon Apr 5 12:52:28 UTC 2004

Hiya Matt,

On Mon, Apr 05, 2004 at 01:26:02AM +0100, Matt wrote:
> * Simon Heywood <simon at triv.org.uk> [2004-04-04 21:26:39]:
> > Has anyone here encountered one of these boards?
> The only problem with these older boards is the "is it a i686 or not"
> CPU, which means you need to use a distro that doesn't turn on i686
> instructions.

I thought the issue was that CMOV was optional in the i686 spec?

> The later (Nehemiah?) CPU's used on the various 'M' boards have the
> all-important CMOV instruction so I think i686 instructions are okay
> to use. I think the graphics chip is also different, but apart from
> that, most of the hardware should be the same.

Debian had an issue with libcrypto but now puts stuff in
/usr/lib/i686/cmov so it would fall back to the /usr/lib/i586 version on
the non-supporting platforms.


... "Ah.  So you're a waffle man!" - Talkie Toaster
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