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Subject[PATCH] Processor autodetection (when configuring kernel)
Hi Linus!

Here a first try to autodetect the processor when configure kernel.

How it works:
1) I add a CONFIG_CPU_CURRENT boolean.
2) If it is set, the next Makefile will call script/cpu_detect.sh
and try to detect the processor (it return CONFIG_M386 if it fails)
3) Makefile sets the autodetected processor and CONFIG_CPU_CURRENT=n,
so next time it will use the already detected CPU
4) it does a make oldconfig to configure the the other processor flags (
and to be sure that it will be a correct configuration file)
4) The GNU make will automagically restart makefile, bacause and include
(include .config) is changed.


I don't know well the non-intel processors, so addition for extra
processors are welcome.

giacomo


The patch
=========


diff -urN old.linux/Makefile linux/Makefile
--- old.linux/Makefile Fri Dec 29 11:26:55 2000
+++ linux/Makefile Fri Dec 29 13:32:10 2000
@@ -65,6 +65,16 @@
do-it-all: config
endif

+# Second stage configuration
+# Note that GNU make will read again this Makefile, so the CONFIG are
+# updated
+ifeq ($(CONFIG_CPU_CURRENT), y)
+CONFIGURATION = config2
+do-it-all: config2
+.config: config2
+ @echo "Rescanning the main Makefile"
+endif
+
#
# INSTALL_PATH specifies where to place the updated kernel and system
map
# images. Uncomment if you want to place them anywhere other than
root.
@@ -273,6 +283,14 @@

config: symlinks
$(CONFIG_SHELL) scripts/Configure arch/$(ARCH)/config.in
+
+config2:
+ echo "CONFIG_CPU_CURRENT=n" >> .config
+ echo `$(CONFIG_SHELL) $(TOPDIR)/scripts/cpu_detect.sh`=y >>
.config
+ $(MAKE) oldconfig
+
+config2.test:
+ echo "CONFIG_CPU_CURRENT=$(CONFIG_CPU_CURRENT)"

include/config/MARKER: scripts/split-include include/linux/autoconf.h
scripts/split-include include/linux/autoconf.h include/config
diff -urN old.linux/arch/i386/config.in linux/arch/i386/config.in
--- old.linux/arch/i386/config.in Fri Dec 29 11:26:55 2000
+++ linux/arch/i386/config.in Fri Dec 29 13:14:58 2000
@@ -26,7 +26,9 @@

mainmenu_option next_comment
comment 'Processor type and features'
-choice 'Processor family' \
+bool "Optimize for current CPU" CONFIG_CPU_CURRENT
+if [ "$CONFIG_CPU_CURRENT" != "y" ]; then
+ choice 'Processor family' \
"386 CONFIG_M386 \
486 CONFIG_M486 \
586/K5/5x86/6x86/6x86MX CONFIG_M586 \
@@ -41,6 +43,10 @@
Winchip-C6 CONFIG_MWINCHIPC6 \
Winchip-2 CONFIG_MWINCHIP2 \
Winchip-2A/Winchip-3 CONFIG_MWINCHIP3D" Pentium-Pro
+else
+ # First configuration stage: Allow all possible processors deps
+ define_bool CONFIG_M386 y
+fi
#
# Define implied options from the CPU selection here
#
diff -urN old.linux/scripts/cpu_detect.sh linux/scripts/cpu_detect.sh
--- old.linux/scripts/cpu_detect.sh Thu Jan 1 01:00:00 1970
+++ linux/scripts/cpu_detect.sh Fri Dec 29 14:10:42 2000
@@ -0,0 +1,35 @@
+#! /bin/bash
+
+# Copyright (C) 2000 Giacomo Catenazzi <cate@debian.org>
+# This is free software, see GNU General Public License 2 for details.
+
+# This script try to autodetect the CPU.
+# On SMP I assume that all processors are of the same type as the first
+
+
+if [ "$ARCH" = "i386" ] ; then
+ vendor=$(sed -n 's/^vendor_id.*: \([-A-Za-z0-9_]*\).*$/\1/pg'
/proc/cpuinfo)
+ cpu_fam=$(sed -n 's/^cpu family.*: \([0-9A-Za-z]*\).*$/\1/pg'
/proc/cpuinfo)
+ cpu_mod=$(sed -n 's/^model[^a-z]*: \([0-9A-Za-z]*\).*$/\1/pg'
/proc/cpuinfo)
+ cpu_id="$vendor:$cpu_fam:$cpu_mod"
+
+ #echo $cpu_id # for debug
+
+ case $cpu_id in
+ GenuineIntel:5:[0123] ) echo CONFIG_M586TSC ;;
+ GenuineIntel:5:[48] ) echo CONFIG_M586MMX ;;
+ GenuineIntel:6:[01356] ) echo CONFIG_M686 ;;
+ GenuineIntel:6:{8,9,11} ) echo CONFIG_M686FXSR ;;
+ AuthenticAMD:5:[0123] ) echo CONFIG_M586 ;;
+ AuthenticAMD:5:{8,9,10,11} ) echo CONFIG_MK6 ;;
+ AuthenticAMD:6:[0124] ) echo CONFIG_MK7 ;;
+ UMC:4:[12] ) echo CONFIG_M486 ;; # "UMC" !
+ NexGenDriven:5:0 ) echo CONFIG_M386 ;;
+ {TransmetaCPU,GenuineTMx86}:* ) echo CONFIG_MCROSUE ;;
+
+ # some default values
+
+ * ) echo CONFIG_M386 ;;
+
+ esac
+fi
diff -urN old.linux/CREDITS linux/CREDITS
--- old.linux/CREDITS Fri Dec 29 13:32:46 2000
+++ linux/CREDITS Fri Dec 29 13:43:02 2000
@@ -458,6 +458,12 @@
S: Fremont, California 94539
S: USA

+N: Giacomo Catenazzi
+E: cate@debian.org
+D: Random kernel hack and fixes
+D: Author of scripts/cpu_detect.sh
+S: Switzerland
+
N: Gordon Chaffee
E: chaffee@cs.berkeley.edu
W: http://bmrc.berkeley.edu/people/chaffee/
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