cvs commit: src/lib/libc/i386/net htonl.S ntohl.S
M. Warner Losh
imp at bsdimp.com
Wed Oct 20 13:30:07 PDT 2004
In message: <20041020202004.GM73767 at darkness.comp.waw.pl>
Pawel Jakub Dawidek <pjd at FreeBSD.org> writes:
: On Wed, Oct 20, 2004 at 03:53:40PM -0400, John Baldwin wrote:
: +> For 6.0 we are (finally!) going to just drop 80386 altogether. I've been
: +> wanting to do this personally since early SMPng days, but we came to an
: +> agreement back then and since we've already gone and branched RELENG_5 and
: +> frozen the ABI I think we should stick to the previously agreed-upon plan.
: So maybe it is good time to think about 486 in 6.x.
: I don't know how much can we get from dropping support for 486, but maybe
: it's worth it.
: Before the next war will start, the good argument for me is, that
: FreeBSD 5.x is still going to work on 486 and we should move on.
>>CPU: AMD Enhanced Am486DX4/Am5x86 Write-Back (486-class CPU)
Part of the agreement at the devsummit was to not break all the
soekris boxes, which use the above CPU. The win is much smaller than
for the 80386 and there's new hardware being made based on a 486 core,
so I think it would be premature to kill it.
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