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SubjectRe: Pentium IV-summary
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Followup to:  <E13tdxo-0000W1-00@the-village.bc.nu>
By author: Alan Cox <alan@lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk>
In newsgroup: linux.dev.kernel
>
> > Is this revamp only for processors that actually support the
> > CPUID-instruction, or will you fix the CPU-detection for non-CPUID
> > processors too?! There are quite a few processors that can be detected
> > properly but aren't (for instance, IBM 486slc/slc2/slc3)
>
> Linus refused code to ident the ones that didnt matter because the code was
> (neccessarily) obscure, weird and didn't change anything but the string in
> procfs.
>

It should be a lot cleaner to do that kind of stuff -- if you feel
it's worth bothering to -- in my changed version. It's taking a bit
longer than I'd like, because I keep uncovering, ahem, "issues" with
the current code that can be easily fixed once one adds a real
framework for these things. I hopefully will have something RSN.

-hpa
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