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SubjectRe: Patch for K6 sep flag
Meelis Roos wrote:
>
> > > TM> processor : 0
> > > TM> vendor_id : AuthenticAMD
> > > TM> cpu family : 5
> > > TM> model : 8
> > > TM> model name : AMD-K6(tm) 3D processor
> > > TM> stepping : unknown
> > >
> > > Are you sure that the 'unknown' stepping is the best we can get? Do the
> > > newer AMD cpus have a concept of stepping or do they have just the
> > > model?
> >
> > You probably have an A step cpu which reports a mask version of 0. The
> > kernel assumes that if the mask is 0, then it is unknown. This may be
> > true for Intel chips, but not AMD.
>
> It's not me, I have
> vendor_id : AuthenticAMD
> cpu family : 5
> model : 6
> model name : AMD-K6tm w/ multimedia extensions
> stepping : 2
>
> I was just saying that the very above is not perfect due to the 'unknown'
> line.
>
> BTW, why do we have AMD-K6(tm) 3D processor but AMD-K6tm w/ multimedia
> extensions? - notice the brackets.

That's just the string the chip reports to us. There is a limit of 40
characters.

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Brian Gerst

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