Is it possible to debug an AMD kernel on Intel

Astrodog astrodog at
Mon Nov 26 10:18:06 PST 2007

On Nov 27, 2007 3:05 AM, David O'Brien <obrien at> wrote:
> On Sun, Nov 25, 2007 at 10:32:13PM -0800, Kip Macy wrote:
> > Also can we do what the rest of the world does and refer to it as
> > x86_64 or 64-bit intel? Continuing to refer to it as amd (I know they
> > came up with instruction set extensions but its now a fundamental part
> > of the x86 ISA) only serves to confuse new users.
> NO.  AMD pioneered this platform.  Without them we'd all be unhappily
> headed towards IA64's.  It is Intel that has constantly chosen to confuse
> its customers.  This is not a problem for The FreeBSD Project to fix.
> Also why wouldn't calling it "64-bit Intel" confuse the Opteron users?
> Or creation confusion that you run "64-bit Intel" on Itanium machines?
> Why aren't folks confused that you should use FreeBSD/i386 on a Core2 Duo
> (or an Opteron)?

>From what I understand, aside from the points raised above, renaming
it would also require a fairly large ammount of work.

--- Harrison

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