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Re: LSB1.1: /proc/cpuinfo

On Thu, 3 Jan 2002, Christoph Hellwig wrote:

> This differs from current practice on some Linux architectures, e.g.
> PowerPc, ARM or Sparc/SMP.

Can you please provide some examples? All of the examples I was able to aquire
fit the description (actually, it was written to fit the exmaples 8-)).

> Also /proc/cpuinfo is one of the abuses of the Linux /proc filesystem
> that might be removed in the mid-term timeframe (e.g. Linux 2.6).
> Please do not document anything in /proc besides the per-process
> information.

I'd like avoid /proc completely, but we needed a way to determine what
processor features are available (especially on IA32). Without this, we have
to choose the i486 feature set as the least common denominator (ie no MMX, etc).


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