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Re: Dropping/splitting (proper) i386 support



On Tuesday 29 April 2003 16:40, Hamish Moffatt wrote:
> On Sun, Apr 27, 2003 at 04:32:37PM -0400, Nathanael Nerode wrote:

> > * i486 guarantees a 32-bit external data bus (386SX has a 16-bit bus.).
> > http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2003/debian-devel-200304/msg02043.ht
> >ml Not sure if there's anyone programming to the data bus. :-)
>
> This is simply an advantage of the 386DX or 486+; it shouldn't affect
> compiled code.

Just a guess: some error could occur between the first and second halfword on 
386SX, where a 32 bit access on all other machines is atomic - this might 
matter for some operations

-- vbi

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