Subject: re: sysctl hw.model considered useless
To: Bernd Sieker <>
From: matthew green <>
List: port-sparc
Date: 12/13/2002 23:32:27
   It's different on different ports. On i386 it reports the CPU model
   because that's the only sensible thing to do. It usually cannot
   determince whether it's a Compaq Deskpro or an IBM Netfinity Server.
   On the other architectures I've tested it reports the computer model,
   with the CPU model in parantheses:
   IBM WorkPad z50 2601 1AU (NEC VR4121 rev0.0 131.072MHz)
   HP 9000/400 (50MHz MC68030 CPU+MMU, 50Mhz MC68882 FPU, 32k physical-address cache)

hmm.. perhaps i should make it become, eg:

	hw.model = SUNW,SPARCstation-20 (TMS390Z50 v0 or TMS390Z55 @ 75 MHz, on-chip FPU)
	hw.model = SUNW,Ultra-1 (SUNW,UltraSPARC @ 143.002 MHz, version 0 FPU)

i have it working with what i formerly posted, eg:

	# sysctl hw.model
	hw.model = SUNW,SPARCstation-10