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Old 04-11-2006, 04:37 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by Alien_Hominid
EDIT: But it's strange that even I have Pentium 4 Prescott uname still shows i686 (pentium 4 support is compiled into the kernel).
Can it be that the kernel _is_ compiled for i686 so it can be used with Pentium 4 and Athlon?
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It might be so even AMD is not mentioned: CONFIG_MPENTIUM4=y.

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Old 04-11-2006, 03:27 PM   #18
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I have done some searching, and found this informaive site:
The pentium 4 is the 7th generation CPU by intel (80768). The pentium pro is the 6th generation (80686).

My question is can you test for what architecture a program was compiled for without the use of a second test system? Maybe looking at the code through a disassembler could tell what architecture the app is made for?


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