kernel info question

Karol Kwiatkowski freebsd at
Tue Jan 25 15:06:18 PST 2005

Andrew L. Gould wrote:
> On Tuesday 25 January 2005 04:37 pm, Karol Kwiatkowski wrote:
>>Andrew L. Gould wrote:
>>>I'm about to recompile a kernel on a computer with an AMD K6-2 450
>>>processor.  Is the K6-2 an i586 or i686 CPU?
>>I *think* it's i586 but have a look at dmesg output.
>>There should be something like:
>># dmesg | grep CPU
>>CPU: AMD Athlon(tm) XP 2000+ (1674.44-MHz 686-class CPU)
> Thanks.  (Yep, it's i586.)

I'm not sure: is it a question about CPUTYPE flag in /etc/make.conf?
Because right after my first reply I saw this in
/usr/share/examples/etc/make.conf (about CPUTYPE):

> # Currently the following CPU types are recognized:
> #   Intel x86 architecture:
> #       (AMD CPUs)      athlon-mp athlon-xp athlon-4 athlon-tbird athlon k6-3
> #                       k6-2 k6 k5
> #       (Intel CPUs)    p4 p3 p2 i686 i586/mmx i586 i486 i386
> #   Alpha/AXP architecture: ev67 ev6 pca56 ev56 ev5 ev45 ev4
> #   Intel ia64 architecture: itanium

Probably setting CPUTYPE=k6-2 would be best.



Karol Kwiatkowski  <freebsd at orchid dot homeunix dot org>

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