Re: Is debian accidentally desupporting i386 processors?
Ezra Peisach <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
So, is Debian, by using the egcs compiler configured on a 486
inadvertantly producing code that might die on a 386?
Unfortunately, snmpd when compiled -m386 also dies - so I need to diagnose
that some more - it could be an egcs optimization bug for 386 specific
Am I barking up the wrong tree - or might this be a problem?
You are barking up the wrong tree. From the egcs manual:
Assume the defaults for the machine type CPU TYPE when scheduling
instructions. The choices for CPU TYPE are: `i386', `i486',
`i586' (`pentium'), `pentium', `i686' (`pentiumpro') and
`pentiumpro'. While picking a specific CPU TYPE will schedule
things appropriately for that particular chip, the compiler will
not generate any code that does not run on the i386 without the
`-march=CPU TYPE' option being used.
Synonyms for -mcpu=i386, -mcpu=i486, -mcpu=pentium, and
Therefore, -m486 by itself will produce code that will run on a 386.
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