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SubjectRe: test11-pre5 breaks vmware
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>> 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.
>
> The problem with "flags" is that it no longer contains quite
> the same information. Since the semantics of the field changed
> slightly, changing the field name is sometimes more correct.

The data sure looks like flags to me. If "flags" referred
to some specific Intel register, it could be just hex.
Anyway, breaking apps to make /proc pretty is just bad.
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