kern/77355: Detect i*86 subarches for uname
rmh at debian.org
Fri Feb 11 00:40:19 PST 2005
The following reply was made to PR kern/77355; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: Robert Millan <rmh at debian.org>
To: Kris Kennaway <kris at obsecurity.org>
Cc: FreeBSD-gnats-submit at FreeBSD.org
Subject: Re: kern/77355: Detect i*86 subarches for uname
Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2005 09:30:35 +0100
On Thu, Feb 10, 2005 at 03:08:26PM -0800, Kris Kennaway wrote:
> > >Description:
> > This patch enables the kernel of FreeBSD to give output of i*86 subarches
> > in the uname kernel call. As a result, `uname -m' may print "i686", etc
> > instead of always "i386".
> Why? Sounds like it could break a lot of stuff.
With this change, the config.guess triplet becomes i686-unknown-freebsd5.3
(or whatever suitable). Some programs detect this and use it for optimisation.
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