Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 202295
Omission of EM64T when mentioning AMD64
Last modified: 2007-10-17 11:56:25 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 / IntelÂ® EM64T
Forwarded to internal traffic queue.
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.
This has been forwarded to the appropriate web group.