genuine cpu I386_CPU kernel support

Rui Paulo rpaulo at
Wed Sep 23 12:00:40 UTC 2009

On 22 Sep 2009, at 19:03, Nate Eldredge wrote:

> On Tue, 22 Sep 2009, John Baldwin wrote:
>> My comment is to just use 4.x (seriously).  A true 386 is going to  
>> be quite
>> slow and the overhead of many things added that work well on newer  
>> processors
>> is going to be very painful on a 386 (probably on a 486 as well).   
>> 4.x runs
>> fine on a 386 and should support all the hardware you can stick  
>> into a
>> machine with an 80386 CPU.
> Unless, of course, you plan to put it on a network.  I doubt that  
> 4.x is up to date with respect to security patches.

I don't know if they were all applied on 4.x, but I think at least the  
older ones are.

Rui Paulo

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