Re: Cyrix III processor and kernel boot problem

From: H. Peter Anvin (
Date: Sun Feb 09 2003 - 16:22:16 EST

Followup to: <>
By author: Alan Cox <>
In newsgroup:
> On Fri, 2003-02-07 at 14:50, c1cc10 wrote:
> > I've found out that the Cyrix III has no CMOV instruction and that this
> > could be the problem.
> It is
> gcc told to build for i686 assumes that cmov is present. Much of the
> code advantage for i686 comes from cmov so it makes sense to do that
> I guess.

Yep. The other name for the option, -mach=pentiumpro, really is the
more proper name.


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