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SubjectRe: 2.4.1-pre1 breaks XFree 4.0.2 and "w"
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.
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Rick Nelson
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