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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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