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    SubjectRe: Kernel cpu selection + other platforms?
    On Mon, 21 Jul 1997, Teunis Peters wrote:

    > You're right, it IS easy..... providing you don't want any changes...
    > [like 4(?) different optimizations for 6x86 and you don't want to run all
    > of them]

    Huh? Boot parameters maybe? A run time tool like set6x86? Half a dozen
    lines of assembler against a full kernel recompile each time you want
    a change?!?

    > Thanks to CPU-detection being a LITTLE behind (what, no K6 or 6x86? no
    > MMX? HUH?????) [nevermind - I KNOW this is fixed now - just making a
    > point].... we sorta may end up needing this...

    The current code is still lacking in CPU identification.

    > FWIW - Can MMX be detected? Will it's PRESENCE be in /proc/cpuinfo? I'm
    > planning on supporting it but I want to disable it if it isn't present....

    Check the docs for any modern MMX cpu. It's in the CPUID flags.

    Mike

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