Re: Why does C3 CPU downgrade in kernel 2.4.20?

From: Bill Davidsen (
Date: Wed Dec 11 2002 - 13:51:13 EST

On 10 Dec 2002, Alan Cox wrote:

> > Interesting. I have no clue about which C3 you're talking about here but
> > a VIA Ezra has all 686 instructions including cmov and thus optimising
> > for PPro works best for me.
> Well if you optimise for ppro it won't actually always work. Also the
> scheduling seems to be best with 486. Remember the C3 is a single issue
> risc processor.

Is this the CPU in the $200 "Lindows" PC Wal-Mart is selling? I was
thinking of one for a low volume router, and it looks as if there are two
VIA chips called C3 (or advertizers have hacked the specs).

bill davidsen <>
  CTO, TMR Associates, Inc
Doing interesting things with little computers since 1979.

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