newhouse%gandpline.com@localhost (Paul Newhouse) writes: > Running on: NetBSD mail 5.0.2 NetBSD 5.0.2 (MAIL) #5: Tue Apr 26 > 17:38:29 PDT 2011 > root@mail:/usr/src/BUILD_OBJ/sys/arch/i386/compile/MAIL i386 > > I'm wondering if I'm understanding this correctly? > > The adm64 build produces x86_64 code that will run on AMD and Intel 64 > bit architectures? One can build for any arch from any other arch (more or less, if not it's a bug). amd64 is the name for the 64-bit cpu first produced by AMD, and which Intel later implemented with feature "EM64T". There is also a 64-bit cpu called "IA64" which is uncommon and different. That is perhasp what "Intel 64-bit architecture" means, which is different from "Intel's implementation of AMD's 64-bit architecture".
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