LSB1.1: /proc/cpuinfo

Eric S. Raymond esr at thyrsus.com
Thu Jan 3 14:51:18 PST 2002


Christoph Hellwig <hch at caldera.de>:
>  a) proposed standard doesn't match existing practice

Then this is one of the areas where practice should be changed to meet
the standard.

>  b) any program relying on described contents is broken at least on
>     some platforms for all existing versions of Linux

Then this is one of the areas where practice should be changed to meet
the standard.

>  c) /proc/cpuinfo WILL disappear from /proc <unholy words snipped>

That should not happen, and I will campaign to prevent it from happening.
It's nice to talk about /proc being "per-process information only" but
that does not even begin to describe the clearly most useful features of
/proc, let alone the marginal ones.
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