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SubjectRe: AMD k6 cosmetic problems
On Fri, 10 Oct 1997, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> Neither does relying on uname. If you want to check for chip
> features, you should just read /proc/cpuinfo. With the "feature flag
> set" of the newer x86 chips, that's the *only* way you're gonna know
> what you have.
>

Thanks for jogging my memory! That's absolutely the right place to do it.
I'd completely forgotten about that... DUH! Too much ridin in the rain
or something like that... I wonder if we could hack something up with the
kernel to check that during a make config? Maybe as a default, cause I
know I DO make kernels for other machines at times... Hmm... I think
I'll try it this afternoon... I'll just check the family for now,
y'all can fill in other stuff if it's needed... Look for a patch if it's
worthwhile and workable...

Pat

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