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SubjectRe: test11-pre5 breaks vmware
Michel LESPINASSE wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 15, 2000 at 12:12:15PM -0800, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> > Also, if a piece of software needs raw CPUID information (unlike the
> > "cooked" one provided by recent kernels) it should use
> > /dev/cpu/*/cpuid.
> Is it also OK to use the cpuid opcode in userspace ? (after checking
> for its presence with the 0x200000 eflags bit)

Only on single-CPU systems. What /dev/cpu/*/cpuid gives you is the
ability to direct the CPUID request to a particular CPU.


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