My ipfire tells me “You are running IPFire on a legacy architecture and it is recommended to upgrade”, but as far as I know it is a 64bit AMD. CPU-Monkey says it is 64bit, and even System information seems to look at it that way. Here is my kernel version string:
Linux ipfire.hotzweb.ch 4.14.198-ipfire #1 SMP Mon Oct 5 21:58:28 GMT 2020 i686 AMD G-T40E Processor AuthenticAMD GNU/Linux
https://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/Bobcat/AMD-G%20Series%20G-T40E%20-%20GET40EFQB22GVE.html certainly indicates that it is 64 bit. Have you installed IPFire i586 ? If so, then you need to backup then reinstall from IPFire x86_64 .
You should also run spectre-meltdown-checker from IPFire. I have an AMD CPU from the same family that is reported as not migated against “spectre V4”
Consider as option verify if you’re running the latest bios of your mainboard, during the process.
I think that I did not use a i586 version of ipfire. However, it’s somt time since I set up my box and I have to check this out.
You have installed the i586 version. The string should print x86_64 before the Processor instead of i686…
So your installation correct warns that it run the legacy architecture…
The arch command delivers “i686” and the version string in /proc says “Linux version 4.14.198-ipfire (firstname.lastname@example.org) (gcc version 10.2.0 (GCC)) #1 SMP Mon Oct 5 21:58:28 GMT 2020” so I think I am definitely not running an i585 version of ipfire, or am I wrong?
Your processor is detected as i686 because it has some additional commands in 32bit mode. But you have installed IPFire i586 not the x86_64 version.
Jus saw the post by Arne.F
Seems I misinterpreted the output of my system. So I’ll have to reinstall. Thanks for all your help