Subject: Re: Prentium MMX for NetBSD-current
To: None <>
From: Mike Long <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/16/1997 10:11:36
>Date: Wed, 15 Jan 1997 23:02:49 -0800
>From: "Michael L. VanLoon --" <>
>>I would like to know that if there is any changes to use Pentium MMX CPU 
>>under NetBSD-current. Thanks.
>MMX is for applications.  The OS shouldn't have to know anything about
>it (theoretically, anyway).

Not quite true; some additional state (whether the FPU hardware is in
FPU or MMX mode) will need to be saved on every context switch.
Mike Long <>     <URL:>
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