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SubjectRe: [PATCH] x86 boot time check for cpu features
davej@suse.de wrote:
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> Brian Gerst wrote...
> >> I believe the MII always has CPUID enabled. It was the older Cyrixes
> >> that did not. DaveJ is the guru..
> > Well, according to comments in bugs.h, some broken BIOSes disable cpuid.
>
> 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.

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Brian Gerst
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