kern/77355: Detect i*86 subarches for uname
Devon H. O'Dell
dodell at sitetronics.com
Fri Feb 11 02:18:28 PST 2005
On Fri, 2005-02-11 at 08:40 +0000, Robert Millan wrote:
> 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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