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Re: [ping] Re: proper name of i386/x86-64/etc targets


On Tue, Jan 20, 2015 at 11:43 AM, H.J. Lu <hjl.tools@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 20, 2015 at 11:38 AM, Sandra Loosemore
> <sandra@codesourcery.com> wrote:
>> On 01/20/2015 12:21 PM, H.J. Lu wrote:
>>>
>>> On Tue, Jan 20, 2015 at 11:16 AM, Sandra Loosemore
>>> <sandra@codesourcery.com> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Ummm, this seems like an inconsistent position.  "32-bit x86" isn't even
>>>> a
>>>> new name; it's a restricting adjective "32-bit" on the existing name
>>>> "x86".
>>>> But "x86-32" isn't an existing real name for anything, as far as I can
>>>> tell.
>>>>
>>> "x86-32" is mentioned in
>>>
>>> http://www.lyberty.com/tech/terms/x86_WHAT-IS_.html
>>> http://superuser.com/questions/186503/is-x86-32-bit-or-64-bit
>>> https://forums.digitalpoint.com/threads/what-does-x64-and-x86-mean.674631/
>>
>>
>> I wouldn't consider random blog or forum postings to be reliable sources.
>> Can you cite manufacturer/vendor literature, technical reports, or news
>> articles using that term?
>>
>> FWIW, when I'm reviewing BSPs and associated documentation for
>> Mentor's own products, I always check the manufacturer's web site and verify
>> that we use the name exactly as it appears in their own marketing literature
>> and/or data sheets.  Wikipedia's standards for naming are a little
>> different....  they prefer to use the most common and familiar name for
>> things.
>
> I checked with my colleagues at Intel.  x86-32 is somtimes used to refer
> 32-bit processors from Intel and AMD.
>
>

When you can do

# git log --grep="x86-32"

in Linux kernel source tree, you will find out x86-32 is used to refer 32-bit
x86.


-- 
H.J.


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