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Re: cpuctl on Quad Core Xeon?

On Nov 24, 2008, at 1:51 PM, Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:

Trying to be clever by parsing strings is just asking for complains with the next set of CPUs where it will fail or give wrong data. The current approach is to simply return what Intel wired into the CPUs, so it is as good or bad as whatever Intel decided you should know. This is somewhat
different for AMD where you actually get a new CPU family for each
generation with changed feature set.

Perhaps what cpuctl should do is just print "Family f, Model m", rather than assuming that a given family/model maps to a specific processor name? Or only do that for the cases where it's known not to map to a specific processor name.
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