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SubjectRe: [Patch] Output of L1,L2 and L3 cache sizes to /proc/cpuinfo
Dave Jones wrote:
> On Wed, 23 May 2001, Tomas Telensky wrote:
> > Yes. Recently I tried to transform whole cpuid code to a userspace
> > utility. Not easy, not clean... but it worked.
> See
> or

thanks for the pointer. Definitely gives some very interesting
information about ones x86 CPU. At least something to work on. The
output for different CPU types is a bit incoherent, making it difficult
to parse. That why I [still] think (yes I'm stubborn :-) that having the
cache sizes in /proc/cpuinfo in one format is a good idea. The info is
there, it is just the output. With the userland tool, you always may
have discrepancies between the kernels view and the tools view.

But I agree, it does not *have* to go into the kernel.

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