[wellylug] Jethro's distro

Phillip Hutchings sitharus at sitharus.com
Fri Jul 9 08:29:36 NZST 2004


On 9/07/2004, at 8:13 AM, David Antliff wrote:

>
> On Fri, 9 Jul 2004, Jethro Carr wrote:
>
>> On Thu, 2004-07-08 at 19:02, Damon Lynch wrote:
>>> On Thu, 2004-07-08 at 18:38, Jethro Carr wrote:
>>>
>>>> Either way, I've now compiled everything for a i686 - very common 
>>>> chip.
>>>
>>> As long as you're aware it won't work on K6 chips, or cyrix, and
>>> probably more.....
>>
>> People uses cyrix's? ;-)
>
> Aren't VIA epia C3 processors 'Cyrix'? Those are getting more common.
>
> http://www.tweaktown.com/document.php?dType=review&dId=287
>

They are. They're _almost_ an i686, but not quite. Actually, they are 
i686 but they don't implement an optional instruction that GCC needs, 
and so only can run code compiled for i586 or the c3 targets. My server 
runs Gentoo on a 600Mhz Eden CPU. Never looked back ;)

--
Phillip Hutchings
sitharus at sitharus.com
http://www.sitharus.com/
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