cvs commit: src/lib/libc/i386/net htonl.S ntohl.S
M. Warner Losh
imp at bsdimp.com
Tue Oct 19 07:44:30 PDT 2004
In message: <20041019073145.GA29746 at thingy.tbd.co.nz>
Andrew Thompson <andy at fud.org.nz> writes:
: > I am afraid that recompiling a kernel on i386 will require several days.
: Chicken and the egg. To support i386 it must be recompiled, so you would
: have to do it on another box anyway.
The only people that will seriously want to use i386 these days are
the folks that build embedded systems. Those you have to build on
some host then deploy to the target system.
There are some benefits to having i386 in the tree. However, there
are also a number of different places in the tree where things are
sub-optimal because we still have support for i386 in there. The
desire to remove them is to make FreeBSD go faster on more modern
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