Bug 202295 - Omission of EM64T when mentioning AMD64
Omission of EM64T when mentioning AMD64
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Red Hat Web Site
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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
http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/errata/
The architecture x86_64 is referred to as AMD64

On other pages, e.g.
http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/enterprise/
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 
http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/errata/
should have been
http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/notes/

Also, I note that the RHEL documentation page at 
http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/enterprise/
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 
Architectures"

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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