Subject: Re: Problems with VIA tech EDEN ESP CPU core.
To: None <port-i386@NetBSD.org>
From: Kurt Albershardt <email@example.com>
Date: 05/14/2005 08:35:54
--On Thursday, May 12, 2005 10:07 PM +0000 "Kentaro A. Kurahone" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Early C3 designs lack cmpxchg8. GCC -march=i686 generates code that
> uses cmpxchg8, leading to the illegal opcode fauilure. You may want to
> target either 486 or 586. Sufficiently new gcc supposedly has a c3
> arch, which also works around this problem.
Shouldn't the boot code be compiled using the lowest possible common denominator (presumably i386 in this case)?