Subject: Re: Prentium MMX for NetBSD-current
To: Mike Long <>
From: Michael L. VanLoon -- <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/16/1997 21:33:03
>>>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.

Yeah -- that's what I meant by "theoretically, anyway".  But that's
just a minor quibble.  And it doesn't keep you from running NetBSD on
a MMX chip if you don't specifically use the MMX features.

  Michael L. VanLoon                 
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