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SubjectRe: /proc/cpuinfo verbiage differ unnecessarily between ports...
On Wed, Sep 01 1999, Phillip Ezolt wrote:
> This is not true. There are REAL uses for the call.
> I am currently porting an application from Tru64 with behavior that depends on
> the number of CPUs in the system. (For example, How many buffers should I
> allocate?)
> Sure. I can write some code to parse /proc/stat or /proc/cpuinfo. Tru64 has
> the sysconf(_SC_NPROCESSORS_CONF) call, and it would be nice if Linux did the
> same. (especially since /proc/ has been known to change...)

Linux does have the sysconf(_SC_NPROCESSORS_CONF)...

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