roberthuff at rcn.com
Fri Jan 19 01:24:16 UTC 2018
Mario Lobo writes:
> > Does it mean that the motherboard is AMD and CPU is Intel. But why
> > uname -m shows amd64, please?
> This only means that the architecture is 64 bits, which is named
> amd64, the same way that i386 means 32 bits.
My understanding is slightly different.
"amd64" is a label applied to the 64 bit extensions to the
Intel i386 architecture. There are other 64 bit architectures, some
(all?) supported by FreeBSD: Sparc V9; Power64; MIPS64; and Intel's
CPUs compliant with those extensions are reported as "amd64" by
FreeBSD no matter who actually makes them.
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