Tag Archive for 'cpu'

Faster, better ARM Cortex-A9 on the way

That’s right. ARM is set to take over the netbook market (yay!) and even more good news that their highly successful Cortex-A9 will get a revamp.

Shrinking the die down to 28-nanometer will provide a 40% performance increase and reduce power consumption by 30%. It should be available later this year. Now that will certainly be something for Intel to think about..


From time to time I need to compile a 32bit kernel on a 64bit system and the kernel’s make scripts appear to detect my hardware and override my settings. I always forget what option to pass (even though it’s really, really easy), so I’m just blogging it here for my own future reference 🙂

make menuconfig ARCH=i386
make -j2 ARCH=i386
make modules -j2 ARCH=i386
make modules_install ARCH=i386
make install ARCH=i386

Phew.. glad I have that written down somewhere!