Subject: Re: SMP API things, take 2
To: Jason Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Chuck Silvers <email@example.com>
Date: 07/29/1999 16:01:48
On Thu, Jul 29, 1999 at 01:08:22PM -0700, Jason Thorpe wrote:
> IMPORTANT NOTE
> Some people have suggested that a data type `cpuid_t' be introduced to
> hold CPU identifiers. After some consideration, I have concluded that
> the type `unsigned long' is preferable for the following reasons:
> Machine-independent code may wish to print out the value of
> a CPU identifier. Therefore a type with a well-defined printf
> format should be used.
> The `unsigned long' type is the size of a register on all current
> ILP32 and LP64 platforms supported by NetBSD. Therefore, this
> type is safe to use for this purpose on all platforms.
how about defining cpuid_t in an MI header?
that should make everyone happy...