Subject: Re: clarification between machine_arch and machine
To: Andrew Brown <>
From: Bill Sommerfeld <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 01/27/2002 14:06:57
> the i386 lacks the ability to report "i486", or "i586", or "athlon" or
> anything else that might be considered interesting.

actually, the x86 family has many many different ways of reporting
processor versioning, so that each processor vendor has 50ish page
documents describing cpu version, cpu marketing name, and cpu feature

						- Bill