DragonFly kernel List (threaded) for 2006-11
Re: HEADS UP - More major build infrastructure changes
::Gergo Szakal wrote:
::> I think "pc" is confusing enough as well. I vote for "x86".
::AMD64 is x86 as well, as is 8086, etc. What really is meant here is
::machines with x86 processors and PC-compatible BIOSes.
:: Thomas E. Spanjaard
: The pc32 is the platform architecture, not the cpu architecture. The
: cpu architecture is i386. Insofar as I know, x86 is not a platform
: architecture, it's a cpu architecture.
Hmm. Actually, the more I think about it, the more I think I'm wrong.
"x86" might be the answer.
We may end up not having a choice. I totally forgot about the GCC
build. I suspect GCC might be sensitive to the platform architecture
name. I seem to remember "x86" in GCC but I'm not sure.
Either way I would like to get rid of "i386" as the platform architecture
name. It's just too damn confusing.