Subject: Re: clarification between machine_arch and machine
To: Ben Harris <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Andrew Brown <email@example.com>
Date: 01/27/2002 11:09:52
>>> Currently uname states:
>>> -m print the machine hardware name. $MACHINE
>>> -p print the machine processor architecture name. $MACHINE_ARCH
>>>i don't see what the problem here is.
>>the i386 lacks the ability to report "i486", or "i586", or "athlon" or
>>anything else that might be considered interesting.
well...that "works" for i386, since i get
hw.model = Intel Pentium III (Coppermine) (686-class)
but on my sparc i get this
hw.model = MB86904 @ 110 MHz, on-chip FPU
which doesn't relate at all the the sun4foo stuff.
>We could perhaps do with better and more consistent fine-grained reporting
>of CPU types, but I'm not sure uname is the right place for it.
since i don't have any other machines or systems at my fingertips with
which to counter this statement, i'll have to disagree and say it just
seems like the right answer.
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