: lol... yes, at the kernel's build time
Thank you for the x64 processor flag (God forbid we ever see/hear about an 80x86/128bit
Thank God I don't have to get a list of all of the processor flags for the past 35 years!!
And to think...
The first IBM PCs (and eventually their "Compatibles") were built around an 8088, or "XT" processor. Eight whopping bits and a handful of memory running at a few MHz if you were lucky. Hard drive? Universal Serial What? LOL... this heavy-weight (steel enclosure) computer like the IBM 5150 came to exist about the same time the Audio CD was invented... can't say for sure which was more powerful at the time!
The next generation was the 8086 processor with its overwhelming... oh wait... it's just a faster XT.
The 80286 processor was the true paving of the future (and most all flaws that existed with this architecture have been replicated for thirty years now!
) Sixteen bits which opened the door to more memory addressing, a dual IRQ chip and more times than not, the need for an RTC. Anyone still have some old ISA expansion cards... for nostalgia, maybe?
Adventure and technical improvements have climbed the 80#86 ladder over the years, but one would think we'd be in the double-digits by now considering it's been years (early 1980s) since the 286/287's were common-place.