AMD64 Manual Vol. 3 Rev. 3.24 Anyone?

AMD tricked me. After not updating anything for months, they updated the AMD64 documentation and not only that, they updated Volume 3 (instruction reference) twice within a few weeks. First to revision 3.24 in November, then 3.25 in December. I missed 3.24 and now it can’t be found anywhere! It’s all the more annoying because it’s the first edition of Volume 3 of AMD’s APM that I missed since April 2003.

The manuals contain change bars indicating modifications relative to the previous edition. Figuring out what changed between 3.23 and 3.25 is exponentially more difficult than figuring out what changed between 3.23 and 3.24, and then again between 3.24 and 3.25. That’s why having all revisions is extremely useful.

Might anyone have stashed a copy of revision 3.24 of the AMD64 APM Volume 3 before it vanished? I’d be very grateful for a copy.

Update: The 3.24 manual has been successfully located. Thank you!

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3 Responses to AMD64 Manual Vol. 3 Rev. 3.24 Anyone?

  1. anon says:

    check your o email 🙂

  2. zeurkous says:

    Can’t help you with that, me’s afraid, but for the future a cron job
    that does a daily HEAD request, perhaps? Me’ll admit that something
    similar is still on me todo list, but it shouldn’t be hard…

  3. Michal Necasek says:

    Downloading the updated manuals would be one thing, and what would be even better would be to save them to web.archive.org (I think that’s just a matter of one HTTP request). The Wayback Machine does not index stuff all that often so if no one happens to save the particular revision, it won’t be archived.

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