Subject: Re: sysctl hw.model considered useless
To: matthew green <>
From: grant beattie <>
List: port-sparc
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.