Now that I know my processor is an i686, I would like to compile all my code for that type. In /etc/profile I added the following lines to the top.
export CFLAGS="-O2 -march=pentium4"
I'm using the alsa-driver-1.0.15 as my test. I used the .configure scripts with this option
I already had a previous compile to compare the files to, so I grabbed snd_timer.ko from /lib/modules/188.8.131.52/kernel/sound/acore and renamed it to snd_timer.ko2. Then, I grabbed the new snd_time.ko that was made recently and put them in the same directory. I did a cmp snd_timer.ko2 snd_timer.ko and it showed no difference. Is this to be expected? What should I try next?