LSB1.1: /proc/cpuinfo

Christoph Hellwig hch at
Thu Jan 3 15:41:29 PST 2002

On Thu, Jan 03, 2002 at 06:35:34PM -0500, Stuart Anderson wrote:
> >
> Thanks, this is very helpful.

Btw, the number of example is still growing..

> 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.

The problem is just that current Linux /proc is full of abuse.
cpuinfo is one of the very good example why it should NOT be set in


Of course it doesn't work. We've performed a software upgrade.

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