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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/3] x86: GEODE: add Virtual Systems Architecture detection
    On Thu, 10 Apr 2008 09:10:57 +0100
    Alan Cox <alan@lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk> wrote:

    > On Wed, 9 Apr 2008 22:33:28 -0400
    > Andres Salomon <dilinger@queued.net> wrote:
    >
    > >
    > > This is generic VSA detection. It's used by OLPC to determine whether or
    > > not the BIOS contains VSA, but since other BIOSes are coming out that don't
    > > use the VSA (ie, tinybios), it might end up being useful for others.
    >
    > NAK - but minor
    >
    > This is a check for *VSA2* which is not the same as VSA1 (Cyrix one) and
    > for older systems that actually matters as you may have VSA1 or VSA2 and
    > they are detected differently.
    >

    Excellent point. Can we extend this to check for a VSA1-specific
    string, or does VSA1 not have a similar signature?





    > > +/* VSA magic values */
    >
    > These should be VSA2 I think
    >
    > > +static inline int geode_has_vsa(void)
    >
    > has_vsa2
    >
    >
    > Alan (Keeper of the ancient cyrix docs ;))


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