64-bit support on VIA C7 - on FreeBSD 8.0
jkim at FreeBSD.org
Thu Dec 3 20:16:53 UTC 2009
On Thursday 03 December 2009 01:35 pm, Wiktor Niesiobedzki wrote:
> 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
> 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.
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