January 13th, 2005, 07:53
Hi all,

I am finally looking at patching my OpenBSD box (yes, something I should have learned to do a long time ago) and some of the current security patches for my 3.5 server require a kernel recompile.

Now, this is something I've done (badly) on Linux before but never on BSD. I've found a few pointers ( but the one thing I don't seem to be able to answer is which of the ix86 (i386, i486, i586, i686) I need to select for a PIII 700.

Can anyone point me in the right direction?

January 13th, 2005, 10:30
Everything from Pentium Pro on(P2, P3, P4, Athlon, etc.) is based on the i686 core. MMX, SSE, 3DNow!, etc. are all extensions to that core. Processors have changed pipelines and other features but are still based on the i686 core.

January 14th, 2005, 05:00
Hi Strog,

OK, thanks for confirming.

Kernel recompilation here I come.