P-IV is i386 or i686?
Felipe Alfaro Solana
lkml at mac.com
Wed Feb 9 15:58:19 UTC 2005
On 9 Feb 2005, at 15:54, Aleksandar Milivojevic wrote:
> Felipe Alfaro Solana wrote:
>> RPM packages for i386 are targeted to any Intel 80386 processor or
>> newer. RPM packages for i686 are compiled using instructions from the
>> 80386 instruction set, but the code is optimized for an Intel Pentium
>> or newer processor.
> i686 pacakges actually use i686 specific instructions, and will not
> work on older processors (i386, i486, and i586). i386 packages are
> the ones that use i386-only instruction set, and scheduling of
> instructions is optimized for execution of i686 processors (since that
> is the architecture most people use these days).
Yep! You're right. I twisted my mind.
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