Subject: Re: clarification between machine_arch and machine
To: Christos Zoulas <>
From: Jason R Thorpe <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 01/27/2002 09:58:48
On Sun, Jan 27, 2002 at 10:15:27AM -0500, Christos Zoulas wrote:

 > -m      print the machine hardware name. $MACHINE
 > -p      print the machine processor architecture name. $MACHINE_ARCH
 > In most platforms they are the same right now, but I think that should be
 > fixed.
 > On solaris -m reports sun4, sun4c, sun4m, sun4d, sun4u and -p reports sparc.
 > We report sparc always.

Right, "sparc" is the port name.  This is like "amiga" vs. "m68k".

 > The problem is that our make uses machine instead of machine_arch to
 > determine what to build for. 
 > What is TRT to do?

I think TRT is to leave it just the way it is right now.

        -- Jason R. Thorpe <>