anderson at metrolink.com
Fri Jan 4 07:10:09 PST 2002
On Fri, 4 Jan 2002, Alan Cox wrote:
> > > we have to choose the i486 feature set as the least common denominator
> > > (ie no MMX, etc).
> > I'm not quite sure that is a bad thing actually.
> Its a very bad thing for large numbers of applications. However for x86 it
> isnt the case that we need to look at /proc. If you follow the AMD and Intel
> guidelines for identifying their processors you will be fine, and cpuid is
> user space.
I did read the app notes pertaining to this, and felt that it was an excessive
burdon on the application considering the kernel had already done the work.
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