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authorØyvind A. Holm <sunny@sunbase.org>2016-07-26 15:21:33 +0200
committerJonathan Corbet <corbet@lwn.net>2016-08-14 12:24:56 -0600
commit35db7e94cdee495673360f449cdae726d5576ab7 (patch)
tree66652fa48d6bc8765bde56b1f697f557b5e3d6b2 /README
parent6203a642785a7979ec64406da0b452037df31e75 (diff)
README: Delete obsolete i386 info + update arch/i386/ paths
Support for i386 was removed in v3.8, delete the paragraph that says processor types above 386 won't work on that architecture. It's obsolete information and potentially confusing. Also change a couple of "arch/i386/" paths to one that exists now, using "arch/x86/" instead. Signed-off-by: Øyvind A. Holm <sunny@sunbase.org> Signed-off-by: Jonathan Corbet <corbet@lwn.net>
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@@ -229,10 +229,6 @@ CONFIGURING the kernel:
under some circumstances lead to problems: probing for a
nonexistent controller card may confuse your other controllers
- - Compiling the kernel with "Processor type" set higher than 386
- will result in a kernel that does NOT work on a 386. The
- kernel will detect this on bootup, and give up.
- A kernel with math-emulation compiled in will still use the
coprocessor if one is present: the math emulation will just
never get used in that case. The kernel will be slightly larger,
@@ -289,7 +285,7 @@ COMPILING the kernel:
LOCALVERSION can be set in the "General Setup" menu.
- In order to boot your new kernel, you'll need to copy the kernel
- image (e.g. .../linux/arch/i386/boot/bzImage after compilation)
+ image (e.g. .../linux/arch/x86/boot/bzImage after compilation)
to the place where your regular bootable kernel is found.
- Booting a kernel directly from a floppy without the assistance of a
@@ -391,7 +387,7 @@ IF SOMETHING GOES WRONG:
- Alternatively, you can use gdb on a running kernel. (read-only; i.e. you
cannot change values or set break points.) To do this, first compile the
- kernel with -g; edit arch/i386/Makefile appropriately, then do a "make
+ kernel with -g; edit arch/x86/Makefile appropriately, then do a "make
clean". You'll also need to enable CONFIG_PROC_FS (via "make config").
After you've rebooted with the new kernel, do "gdb vmlinux /proc/kcore".

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