[Mageia-dev] i686 must be Pentium II ?
thierry.vignaud at gmail.com
Mon Sep 27 22:49:59 CEST 2010
On 27 September 2010 20:36, R James <upsnag2 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Even the original Mandrake of 1998 was compiled for i586 (Pentium
> Classic or newer)
Original mandriva was compiled i386. It was when we "merged" with
berolinux we targeted the i586 (spring 1999).
Using an experimental compiler (egcs).
All of this landed in version 6.0 with the new glibc-2.1 and the new kernel-2.2.
That was the distro where we defaulted to using udma.
On all hard disks. Even those who didn't supported.
Ah, me remembering the glorious days of mdk6.1 with chmouel chasing a
critical kernel memory leak just days before the release.
Hopefully Alan Cox saved us.
That was a beautiful year :-)
> so Mageia will never run on i386 or i486. Those
> platforms are pretty much extinct and i386 can't do POSIX threads
i486 does. Did. At least fedora's glibc had patches for that.
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