cvs commit: src/lib/libc/i386/net htonl.S ntohl.S

Doug Ambrisko ambrisko at
Wed Oct 20 11:56:34 PDT 2004

John Baldwin writes:
| I think 6.0 is the place to drop 80386, not 5.x.  I'm already working on a p4 
| branch (jhb_no386) to remove 80396 support from HEAD, but I think 5.x should 
| be left as is in this regard.

If 6.0 is the place to drop 80386 and amd64 will running on a fair amount
of new Intel HW (Xeon/P4/Mobile) then maybe we should just migrate FreeBSD 
to amd64 in the future and leave the i386 stuff as is and not worry about 
it as much.  It seems amd64 should be the main platform for 6.0 IMHO since
amd64 should be common place by then.

This to me seems to be a cleaner point to split at.  The main reason
for not doing this is that there are some vendors kernel modules that
won't work on amd64 so that would put a burden on them.  For example
I can't run the NVidia card with X on the Dell system at have at
work when running amd64 but it works fine with their driver on i386.


Doug A.

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