Subject: Re: annotated dual G4-450 dmesg
To: Dan Winship <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Bill Studenmund <email@example.com>
Date: 10/16/2000 17:03:37
On Sun, 15 Oct 2000, Dan Winship wrote:
> > cpu0 at mainbus0: 7400 (Revision 209), ID 0 (primary)
> > cpu0: 1MB backside cache
> > *** Why doesn't it call it a G4?
> "G3" and "G4" are names that Apple made up. The code that prints out
> the processor type is in the powerpc-generic code, so it uses the
> IBM/Motorola names. Maybe there could be an #ifdef macppc in there or
> something though.
I'd say just change it. Have it print both names. I think most of those
chips which are shipped end up in Apple products anyway. :-)