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Re: Looking for suggestions for small, low power machine
On 05/25/11 13:06, Matthias Scheler wrote:
On Wed, May 25, 2011 at 12:20:49PM +0100, bifferos ' wrote:
I presume this would
be a lot easier for someone who's worked on the x86 port, perhaps
whoever took out the 386 support in the first place (I've no idea if
that decision was made explicitly, and can be reversed).
i386 support was removed by purposes because this CPU lacks support
for atomic operations. Adding it back would be difficult and probably
cause a performance loss for all other systems. Ther are also
fundamental problem with NFS because the i386 CPU doesn't allow
write protecting pages in the kernel.
In which case the NetBSD/i386 Supported Hardware page
http://www.netbsd.org/ports/i386/hardware.html needs correcting...
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