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Old 07-29-2006, 01:34 PM   #1
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uname -i


Hey people! I am using a P4 HT 3.0 and when I give:

bash-3.1$ uname -i
i386
bash-3.1$


See? It prints 386. Acording to uname --help:

-i, --hardware-platform print the hardware platform or "unknown"

So, is there any problem with my config? When I compiled my kernel I selected the correct platform...
 
Old 07-29-2006, 03:15 PM   #2
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what's the problem.... you're running on an intel compatible system? then it's i386 by default on most systems.
 
Old 07-29-2006, 04:07 PM   #3
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So what your saying is that it should show up as i686?
 
Old 07-29-2006, 04:38 PM   #4
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Yep, sorry if I am being nb...(hey, wait, it is a nb forum! ) But I think it should say i686...am I really wrong?
 
Old 07-29-2006, 06:30 PM   #5
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what do you get when you do uname -a?
 
Old 07-29-2006, 07:08 PM   #6
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uname -p gives the processor type
 
Old 07-29-2006, 09:01 PM   #7
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bash-3.1$ uname -a
Linux matrix 2.6.17.4 #1 SMP PREEMPT Fri Jul 28 17:06:11 BRT 2006 i686 prescott i386 GNU/Linux
bash-3.1$ uname -p
prescott
bash-3.1$


So isn't there anything for me to worry about?
 
Old 08-02-2006, 04:02 AM   #8
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Sorry but...*bump*?
 
Old 08-02-2006, 05:19 AM   #9
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what do you get with uname -p ?
 
Old 08-02-2006, 11:04 AM   #10
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Then that means that your linux distro installed as a i386. It does show that you have an i686 processor but I don't think you will take a performance hit. So I would not worry about it.
 
Old 08-03-2006, 12:21 AM   #11
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Ok, thanks people!
 
  


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