Subject: Re: port-x86_64 list renamed to port-amd64
To: Matthias Scheler <>
From: Frank van der Linden <>
List: port-amd64
Date: 04/27/2003 11:57:03
On Sun, Apr 27, 2003 at 11:48:55AM +0200, Matthias Scheler wrote:
> I thought it would have been the name of the instruction set anyway.
> I just wonder what happens if Intel release Pentiums with x86_64
> instructions - I'm quite sure that they'll do that as soon as
> AMD gains some marketshare with the Opterons. Will we rename the
> port again?

This might happen, sure.. why do you think AMD is so eager to have
their name embedded in the processor name ;-). The port will not
be renamed if this happens.

- Frank

Frank van der Linden                                  
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