Bug 202295 - Omission of EM64T when mentioning AMD64
Omission of EM64T when mentioning AMD64
Product: Red Hat Web Site
Classification: Red Hat
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Mark Sechrest
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Reported: 2006-08-12 06:06 EDT by Riaan van Niekerk
Modified: 2007-10-17 11:56 EDT (History)
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Description Riaan van Niekerk 2006-08-12 06:06:14 EDT
On the page
The architecture x86_64 is referred to as AMD64

On other pages, e.g.
This architecture is referred to as AMD64 / Intel® EM64T
Comment 1 Mark Sechrest 2006-08-14 10:57:04 EDT
Forwarded to internal traffic queue.
Comment 2 Riaan van Niekerk 2006-09-29 10:30:30 EDT
Correction, the reference of the omitted EM64T 
should have been

Also, I note that the RHEL documentation page at 
sometimes includes EM64T next to AMD64, as is the case with release notes,
but sometimes omits it, as is the case with the Install guide:
"Red Hat Enterprise Linux Installation Guide for the x86, Itanium™, and AMD64 

E.g. there is an overall lack of consistency on this matter. I would recommend 
that the name x86_64 be used for this architecture name throughout
a) it is shorter than saying "AMD64 / Intel® EM64T" every time
b) it is more correct, since the hardware architectures in (a) can run either 
x86_64 or x86 versions of RHEL
c) it is closer in name to the x86 version.
Comment 3 manoj 2007-10-17 11:56:25 EDT
This has been forwarded to the appropriate web group.

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