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Re: What architecture are we?

> I'm assuming that user-mode software built for the Pentium still runs on
> 386. If that's the case, please add the flag and send it back to the author
> for inclusion in the upstream source.
> The -m486 flag unrolled loops, and that's what is being turned off with
> the -m586 flag, isn't it?

Perhaps it should be suggested to the compiler group that GCC have
separate options for "optimization" and "instruction set".  That way
you could "optimize for 486 but be sure to run on 386".
                                 ( bcwhite@verisim.com )
    In theory, theory and practice are the same.  In practice, they're not.

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