/etc/make.conf CPUTYPE question (nacona vs. pentium4)
Pieter de Goeje
pieter at degoeje.nl
Wed Jan 10 08:13:04 UTC 2007
On Tuesday 09 January 2007 10:46, Oliver Fromme wrote:
> I'm trying to write an appropriate CPUTYPE entry for
> /etc/make.conf for the following machine:
> CPU: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80GHz (2799.95-MHz 686-class CPU)
> Origin = "GenuineIntel" Id = 0xf41 Stepping = 1
> Logical CPUs per core: 2
> I've read the appropriate sections in the make.conf(5)
> manpage, /usr/share/examples/etc/make.conf and even
> /usr/share/mk/bsd.cpu.mk, but they don't really help.
> So far I've been using "CPUTYPE=pentium4", but I wonder
> if "nocona" would be better, however I'm not sure if my
> CPU above qualifies as a nocona one. I think the main
> difference is that nocona supports SSE3, and SSE3 is
> indeed listed in the CPU features above, so ...
From what I found on the Internet it seems that "Nocona" is the name of the
first Xeon CPU that supports long mode (x86-64). Your CPU definately doesn't
support long mode, so nocona isn't "right". (S)SSE3 adds only a few
instructions but they are really useful (in my opinion).
Improved version of Intel Pentium4 CPU with MMX, SSE, SSE2 and
SSE3 instruction set support.
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