Why does FBSD always assume it's on an 8080 CPU?

Dimitry Andric dimitry at andric.com
Sat Jan 27 02:49:37 UTC 2007

Chris H. wrote:
> I've noticed building kernels, that since v. >= 5 that during
> the phase 2/3 all the lines echoed to the screen contain:
> -mno-mmx -mno-3dnow -mno-sse -mno-sse2 ...

See /usr/share/examples/etc/make.conf.

> As Pentium have been the "norm" for many years now, why aren't
> these /assumed/?

Because i486 is still the lowest common denominator, at least for 6.x.

> Default? hmmm... not as far as I can tell. Anyway, I would *greatly*
> appreciate any insight on this issue. Do I need to pollute my make.conf
> file to achive a Pentium kernel?

Yes.  Is this so horrible?

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