LSB1.1: /proc/cpuinfo

Stuart Anderson anderson at
Fri Jan 4 08:50:11 PST 2002

On Fri, 4 Jan 2002, Alan Cox wrote:

> What do apps actually care about
> 	-	MMX
> 	-	Athlon MMX2
> 	-	SSE
> 	-	SSE2

Image manipulation programs need a way to determine the most efficient
algorithm/instructions to use.

> and occasionally
> 	-	CPU vendor
> 	-	CPU model

Probably not as much here, except as how this info may be used to identify
erratta on a feature that is important to the program.


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