lkml.org 
[lkml]   [2000]   [Nov]   [3]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
 
Messages in this thread
/
From
Date
SubjectRe: [PATCH] x86 boot time check for cpu features
On Fri, 3 Nov 2000, Brian Gerst wrote:

> > That bug fix is for the earlier Cyrix 6x86 if I'm not mistaken.
> > The MII is a different monster.
> According to the docs on VIA's site, the MII's cpuid can still be turned
> off, but it is on by default at reset. I wouldn't trust the BIOS to not
> screw it up.

Err, what? If it's on by default...
A old BIOS that doesn't know about it won't switch it off.
A BIOS that does know about it will leave it (or maybe offer an option to
disable it)

If neither of the above are true (Ie, a BIOS bug) and it's switched off
by the time Linux boots, I think we'd have heard about it by now, as MII
users would notice a lack of features.

regards,

Dave.

--
| Dave Jones <davej@suse.de> http://www.suse.de/~davej
| SuSE Labs

-
To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to majordomo@vger.kernel.org
Please read the FAQ at http://www.tux.org/lkml/

\
 
 \ /
  Last update: 2005-03-22 12:45    [W:0.070 / U:55.220 seconds]
©2003-2018 Jasper Spaans|hosted at Digital Ocean and TransIP|Read the blog|Advertise on this site