Subject: Re: probing CPU speed?
To: Charles M. Hannum <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Michael K. Sanders <email@example.com>
Date: 11/18/1998 17:34:20
In message <199811190018.TAA19938@zygorthian-space-raiders.mit.edu>, "Charles M
. Hannum" writes:
>> Huh? How is speed any less useful information than the type of CPU?
>The kernel actually changes how it operates (to some degree) depending
>on the type of CPU. It does not do so based on the actual speed of
Okay, that certainly makes sense. I was thinking of utility from the
standpoint of the user, not the kernel.
>That means any code in the kernel which does this is effectively dead
>weight. That's why *I* never implemented it.
Would anyone object to adding something similiar to what FreeBSD has
that does the (apparently) trivial case for 586 and 686 class CPUs?