Subject: Re: sysctl hw.model considered useless
To: matthew green <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: grant beattie <email@example.com>
Date: 12/13/2002 16:21:07
On Fri, Dec 13, 2002 at 04:01:44PM +1100, matthew green wrote:
> this is pretty useless. it doesn't tell me what machine it is.. well
> in the ultra1 case it does, but the ss20 could be an ss10, or maybe
> an 6x0MP (i dunno.) i propose changing these to report the system
> name, as reported at boottime:
> mainbus0 (root): SUNW,SPARCstation-20
> mainbus0 (root): SUNW,Ultra-1
> ie, just "SUNW,SPARCstation-20" or "SUNW,Ultra-1". that is actually
> a useful value...
> anyone object? i'll make this change in the coming weeks unless
> there are serious objections.
It would be good to have ``uname -i'' return this, too.