64-bit support on VIA C7 - on FreeBSD 8.0

Jung-uk Kim jkim at FreeBSD.org
Thu Dec 3 20:16:53 UTC 2009

On Thursday 03 December 2009 01:35 pm, Wiktor Niesiobedzki wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm owner of a new VIA SN10000 mini-ITX mainboard which comes
> together with VIA C7 processor. During boot it is detected as:
> CPU: VIA Esther processor 1000MHz (997.51-MHz 686-class CPU)
>   Origin = "CentaurHauls"  Id = 0x6a9  Stepping = 9
> Features2=0x181<SSE3,EST,TM2>
>   VIA Padlock Features=0x3fcc<RNG,AES,AES-CTR,SHA1,SHA256,RSA>
> As far as I understand, this processor should support 64-bit mode
> and I should be able to boot amd64 FreeBSD.

No, C7 does not support long mode.  New Nano family does.

Jung-uk Kim

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