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SubjectRe: Disabling FPU, MMX, SSE units?
"Maciej W. Rozycki" wrote:
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> On Wed, 21 Nov 2001, Pavel Machek wrote:
>
> > Is there way not to let linux use FPU, MMX, SSE and similar fancy
> > units? I have athlon processor, but would like to turn FPU (and
> > similar fancy stuff) off...
>
> You may use "no387" to disable FPU and MMX (they are controlled by a
> single bit in cr0). No idea about SSE.

Looks to me like another candidate for the setup/bugs/cpuid
processor-type splitting/cleanup that DaveJ et al have mentioned
[for 2.5 ?].

include/asm-i386/bugs.h is the only header file in linux/ that
contains^W hides __setup() parameters, and that's bad IMO.

~Randy
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