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Old 03-21-2006, 05:47 PM   #1
docwily
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SMP kernel compile question


Hello.... sorry if this i a dumb question
im about to compile a kernel for my dual P3 system and iwas wondering that if i select my processors as pentium 3 instead of 486 , then the packages that camw with slack 10.2 would have to be recompiled for P3 instead of 486. ... thanx.....
 
Old 03-21-2006, 07:35 PM   #2
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I don't think you will need to recompile everything. The P3 is backwards compatible with everything back to the 386. Those apps won't be using the cool features of the P3. It will be like you have a really fast 486dx
 
  


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