Subject: Re: clarification between machine_arch and machine
To: Bill Sommerfeld <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Andrew Brown <email@example.com>
Date: 01/27/2002 19:16:45
>> 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
yet another reason it might be useful to have (at least i386's)
cpuflags exported to userland via a sysctl or some such. :)
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