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Re: bin/41289: usr.sbin/cpuctl does not correctly identify new Intel CPUs

On Tue, 28 Apr 2009, wrote:

One thing stikes me about this. If we get a text string out of the CPU, why
bother trying to pretty-print further?

Hmm, good question. I'd always thought that the text string was actually loaded into the CPU by BIOS, but I just checked the spec, and that doesn't seem to be true. (Maybe it is true for AMD processors, I really don't know anymore.) Regardless, as I see it, we've always tried to make our own determination.

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