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re: bin/41289: usr.sbin/cpuctl does not correctly identify new Intel CPUs
> 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.
my reading of the intel or amd manual a month or so ago said that
the bios is expected to load 48 chars for the cpuid string. i don't
recall which off hand, but i think intel.
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