LSB1.1: /proc/cpuinfo

Stuart Anderson anderson at
Thu Jan 3 15:35:34 PST 2002

On Fri, 4 Jan 2002, Christoph Hellwig wrote:

> What about checking yourself :)

If I only had all of the hardware ....

> I have collected a number of examples on:

Thanks, this is very helpful.

> Maybe you should introduce something like uname -f (f for features) in
> LSB and make this backed by /proc/cpuinfo in the current implementation?

I would prefer to document something that already exists, and not require
that a new feature has to be implemented by everyone. Also, it's slightly
easier for an application to just open a text file instead of having to popen()
a command.

> This way applications do not have to worry about changes to kernel
> internals.

That is one of our goals 8-).


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