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

Chris H. chris# at 1command.com
Sat Jan 27 03:15:56 UTC 2007

Quoting Dimitry Andric <dimitry at andric.com>:

> 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.

Sigh, the obvious is so /easily/ overlooked.

Thanks for the "heads-up". :)

That helps quite alot.


>> 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?

panic: kernel trap (ignored)

FreeBSD 5.4-RELEASE-p12 (SMP - 900x2) Tue Mar 7 19:37:23 PST 2006

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