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Re: 80386 support

On Wed, Aug 22, 2012 at 07:33:29AM +0100, David Laight wrote:
> IIRC i386 support was dropped because of problems with the mmu.
> Keeping the hacks required had serious side effects on the code
> readability (etc).

the MMU issues were the proverbial straw that broke the camel's back,
but my point was that the target platform had problems for years before
it was officially discontinued.

> Most of the small x86 processors being made these days are extended
> 486, not 386 ones.

yet NetBSD continues to support architectures which haven't been fabbed
in years.  when did the last VAX wafer roll off the line at Hudson (or
wherever they were last made)?

  Aaron J. Grier | "Not your ordinary poofy goof." | 

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