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    SubjectRe: [URGENT] [PATCH] 2.1.109: small patch to bugs.h
    Hi Pete,

    On Fri, 17 Jul 1998, Pete Clements wrote:
    > > Please Pete, could you test this out on your Intel 486 DX2-66?
    >Patch applied, works, back to pre 109.
    >Patched 2.1.109 /proc/cpuinfo
    >processor : 0
    >cpu family : 4
    >model : unknown
    >vendor_id : unknown
    >stepping : unknown

    OK, I fixed the Cyrix code, now the problem is in the Intel code.

    Unfortunately, I can't offer a fix for this, since I only have and work on the
    2.0.3x sources. Rafael and I maintain a common code base for the Cyrix detection
    routines, so the Cyrix fix was easy, but I don't have the least idea of how
    Intel detection is done in 2.1.109. AFAIK it's completely different from the
    2.0.3x code.

    [BTW this is why I think it's a good idea to have as much common code as
    possible in the 2.0.3x and 2.1.10x kernels, at least for code that's been well

    If you can wait until Rafael comes online, I am pretty sure he can cook
    something up in a clean way. It's probably something relatively simple, like
    the default vendor_id not being initialized ot something like that. I am
    positive that the problem is restricted to setup.c.

    Now I understand why Linus calls the CPU detection code a "beauty wart". Do you
    realize how much time women spend painting themselves? ;-)

    Andrew D. Balsa

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