Subject: re: hw.model [Was: Re: CVS commit: src/sys/arch]
To: Lubomir Sedlacik <>
From: matthew green <>
List: port-sparc
Date: 12/22/2002 22:23:33
   what will it show in situation when you have more than one cpu?  the cpu
   information in parentheses seems to be misguiding in that case.

it shows the boot cpu.
   i don't understand why hw.model should contain information about cpu (on
   SPARC and UltraSPARC machines).  wouldn't it be better to have hw.cpu?
   for each processor in the machine instead and let hw.model inform about
   _machine_ not cpus (as the name suggests it)?

the way it is now is like many other netbsd ports.  that was why
i kept the CPU info there, rather than removed it entirely.

a new "hw.cpu" sysctl is entirely a different issue and one that
i don't care about either way (ie, i'm not going to push for it
or argue against it.)