Subject: Re: new sysctl: hw.cpu_isa
To: Simon Burge <>
From: Bill Sommerfeld <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 11/13/2000 10:32:04
Having independant features which don't necessarily appear in a single
order is common to multiple architectures (i386, alpha, and mips come
to mind; i suspect that the m68k line has similar complexities)

A cross-architecture machine-independant way to express cpu features
should provide an abstraction of a feature set, not a simple
one-dimensional level.

						- Bill