[TRIV-PATCH] Better CONFIG_X86_GENERIC description (was: Re: Generic x86 support in 2.5.70-bk)

From: Stewart Smith (stewart@linux.org.au)
Date: Sat Jun 07 2003 - 02:16:24 EST

On Sun, Jun 01, 2003 at 02:25:32PM -0400, khromy wrote:
> Generic x86 support (X86_GENERIC) [N/y/?] (NEW) ?
> ^-- Am I the only one confused by this description?

No, it's a bit funny (no, not ha-ha funny). Maybe this is a bit clearer?

--- linux-2.5.70-bk11-orig/arch/i386/Kconfig 2003-06-06 23:55:43.000000000 +1000
+++ linux-2.5.70-bk11stew1/arch/i386/Kconfig 2003-06-07 17:11:16.000000000 +1000
@@ -289,9 +289,13 @@
 config X86_GENERIC
        bool "Generic x86 support"
- Including some tuning for non selected x86 CPUs too.
- when it has moderate overhead. This is intended for generic
- distributions kernels.
+ Instead of just including optimizations for the selected
+ x86 variant (e.g. PII, Crusoe or Athlon), include some more
+ generic optimizations as well. This will make the kernel
+ perform better on x86 CPUs other than that selected.
+ This is really intended for distributors who need more
+ generic optimizations.
 # Define implied options from the CPU selection here
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