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SubjectRe: [Patch] Output of L1,L2 and L3 cache sizes to /proc/cpuinfo
On Tue, 22 May 2001, David Weinehall wrote:

> > > Wouldn't that be the same reason we have /anything/ in cpuinfo?
> > When /proc/cpuinfo was added, we didn't have /dev/cpu/*/cpuid
> > Now that we do, we're stuck with keeping /proc/cpuinfo for
> > compatability reasons.
>
> AFAIK, not all processors support cpuid.

Fair point, but as there was limited information available
from the CPU, the likelyhood of /proc/cpuinfo getting
extended further is somewhat unlikely.
Moreso if the feature can be accomplished equally as well
in userspace (Like the original post in this thread).


regards,

Dave.

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