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SubjectRe: test11-pre5 breaks vmware
On Wed, 15 Nov 2000, Petr Vandrovec wrote:

> On 15 Nov 00 at 1:59, Tigran Aivazian wrote:
>
> > You probably noticed this already but I just wanted to bring it to your
> > attention that /usr/bin/vmware-config.pl script needs updating since the
> > flags in /proc/cpuinfo is now called "features" so it otherwise fails
> > complaining that my 2xP6 has no tsc. Trivial change but still worthy of
> > propagating into your latest .tar.gz file for 2.4.x
>
> Oh. I did not compiled 11-test5, as G450 finally arrived ;-) OK,
> I'll release patch for vmware, as I cannot stop kernel developers
> from changing field names :-)

Actually, I know of at least one other shipping commercial product
(Sitraka's JProbe Java Profiler) that will require patching because of
this change. It seems unwise to be changing field names in commonly
used /proc files like cpuinfo at this point in time.

Scott


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