[New Proposal] cpuinfo, but not directly via /proc

Alan Cox alan at lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk
Fri Jan 4 09:05:06 PST 2002

> 	o number of CPUs

sysconf() - there is a documented interface for this already

> 	o CPU family and type
> 	o BogoMips (per CPU and/or overall)

Bogomips are pretty worthless values

> 2. features specific to a processor
> 	o for x86 e.g. the "flags" and *_bug fields
> 	o info about FPU, MMU and the like

FPU/MMU/cache stuff is one place where not everything can be acquired
trivially - especially non x86


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