[PATCH] README: Mention when 386 support ended + update obsolete 386 paths
From: Ãyvind A. Holm
Date: Tue Jul 26 2016 - 04:29:44 EST
The paragraph about i386 could be misinterpreted as if 386 still is a
valid processor type. Mention when 386 support ended, and change two
"arch/i386/" paths to one that exists, "arch/x86/".
Signed-off-by: Ãyvind A. Holm <sunny@xxxxxxxxxxx>
README | 7 ++++---
1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)
diff --git a/README b/README
index e8c8a6d..2c5c125 100644
@@ -231,7 +231,8 @@ CONFIGURING the kernel:
- 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.
+ kernel will detect this on bootup, and give up. The last kernel
+ with support for 386 was version 3.7.
- A kernel with math-emulation compiled in will still use the
coprocessor if one is present: the math emulation will just
@@ -289,7 +290,7 @@ 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 +392,7 @@ 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".