Bruce Dubbs bdubbs at
Mon Jul 16 15:59:42 PDT 2001

Scot Mc Pherson wrote:

>1) if uname gives "i686 - unknown" then something is broken on your
>system and you need to resolve that before you worry about optimizing
>code for the machine. A place to begin looking might be sh-utils.
The unknown is for 'processor', but uname returns i686 (or whatever cpu 
you are using).  On my system:

[root at lfs3 ~]# uname -p
[root at lfs3 ~]# uname -m

I looked at the source and the -p option seems to be only for the ia64 
processor.  Nothing us broken in the system if its not a ia64.  The 
"unknown" result is hardcoded for most systems.

  -- Bruce

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