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SubjectRe: 2.4.1-pre1 breaks XFree 4.0.2 and "w"
On Fri, Jan 12, 2001 at 11:42:32AM -0500, Richard A Nelson wrote:
> On Fri, 12 Jan 2001, Andrea Arcangeli wrote:
> > It doesn't make much sense to me to put the "can_I_use" global information in
> > the per-cpu slots, that's obviously the wrong place for it. We simply need to
> > add a new entry to /proc (say "/proc/osinfo") to provide the "can_I_use"
> > informations instead (TSC included). Breaking /proc/cpuinfo isn't the way to
> > go IMHO.
> Sorry, but you're not taking the long view here, "can_I_use" most
> definetly should be per-cpu...
> Its fine either way on current x86 and many other platforms, but falls
> on its face in the presence of asymetric MP.

Point taken, feel free to have a can_I_use per-cpu instead of global but don't
overwrite the cpu_has with it.

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