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SubjectRe: [Patch] Output of L1,L2 and L3 cache sizes to /proc/cpuinfo
On Mon, May 21, 2001 at 08:16:18AM -0700, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> Followup to: <3B090C81.53F163C3@TeraPort.de>
> By author: "Martin.Knoblauch" <Martin.Knoblauch@TeraPort.de>
> In newsgroup: linux.dev.kernel
> >
> > Hi,
> >
> > while trying to enhance a small hardware inventory script, I found that
> > cpuinfo is missing the details of L1, L2 and L3 size, although they may
> > be available at boot time. One could of cource grep them from "dmesg"
> > output, but that may scroll away on long lived systems.
> >
>
> Any particular reason this needs to be done in the kernel, as opposed
> to having your script read /dev/cpu/*/cpuid?

Wouldn't that be the same reason we have /anything/ in cpuinfo?
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