[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH]Remove test for cpuid instruction from cpuid.c

Måns Rullgård mans
Sun Nov 23 13:45:52 CET 2008

Michael Niedermayer <michaelni at gmx.at> writes:

> On Sun, Nov 23, 2008 at 02:59:23PM +0100, Carl Eugen Hoyos wrote:
>> Hi!
>> cpuid is an ia32 instruction that was added for later 80486 processors. I 
>> propose to remove the check for its existence from i386/cpuid.c.
>> ffmpeg can still be compiled for 80386 with --disable-mmx.
>> (Fixes compilation with icc 11.0)
>> Please comment, Carl Eugen
> Iam against this (which is effectitly droping support for 386 & 486 CPU
> for normal binary ffmpeg packages)

The only 486 still in existence I'm aware of is the one on-board the
Hubble space telescope.  Do you suppose they run FFmpeg there?

M?ns Rullg?rd
mans at mansr.com

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