Re: double checking Debian's 686-pae vs. -486 probe
On Tue, May 24, 2011 at 07:15:29PM +0800, email@example.com wrote:
> >>>>> "AR" == Andrey Rahmatullin <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> AR> Or specifically mention early Centrino CPUs not having PAE support.
> Celeron™ too! So just say "may" or "might" like the pros do.
Early Celerons do have pae:
(a Pentium 2 class one):
flags : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 sep mtrr pge mca cmov pse36 mmx fxsr
the one mentioned earlier was a Celeron M. But in general, Celeron is an
insanely overused brand, it carries no information other than "a crippled
version of a CPU from Intel" as it can come from about any other brand they
I think it might be far easier to list CPUs that do not have pae or might
not have it rather than the other way around.
It appears that at least as Intel is concerned, the only processors >=686
without pae are certain models of Pentium M (and thus relevant Celerons as
well). Not sure about AMD and the rest.
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