Re: [BUG] x86 kenel won't boot under Virtual PC

From: H. Peter Anvin
Date: Mon Sep 08 2008 - 12:13:40 EST

Linus Torvalds wrote:

and I really don't think that changing the help text is the right solution here. It may be "technically correct", but it is simply not user-friendly or smart.

The issue at hand is that at least with the current toolchain, we need to pass -march=generic in order for these instructions to be generated. We have an option for this, CONFIG_X86_GENERIC, which distributions really *should* be using anyway.

And yes, it should be the default. The patch I have makes it
"default y" as well as change the help text.

Would it make you happier if this option was forced enabled unless CONFIG_EMBEDDED was on?


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