Subject: fun with your Pentium: Appendix H
To: None <port-i386@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Mike Long <>
List: port-i386
Date: 07/06/1995 14:05:41
Today's EE Times has a front-page article about the Pentium's
internals.  A hacker in Germany reverse-engineered a number of the
chip-specific registers to determine their function, and posted the
results to the Net.  These registers are covered in Appendix H of the
Pentium User's Manual; Intel's policy is to only give Appendix H to
people who have signed an NDA.  The registers collect statistics like
cache hit rates, memory accesses, and pipeline efficiency.

Anyone who is interested in kernel performance enhancement (who
isn't?) and has a Pentium to bash on may want to check this out.

The file is
Mike Long <> 
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