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SubjectRe: 2.5.x: arch/i386/kernel/cpu

On 18 Jun 2002, H. Peter Anvin wrote:

> Whomever broke up arch/i386/kernel/setup.c and created the CPU
> directory (very good idea) messed up in at least one place:

Ah! I just noticed this (as I was cleaning out my inbox before I head off
to Canada).

> The *AMD-defined* CPUID flags (0x80000001) are not just used on AMD
> processors! In fact, at least AMD, Transmeta, Cyrix and VIA all use
> them; I don't know about Centaur or Rise. Intel supports the actual
> level starting with the P4 although it returns all zero.
>
> It should, in my opinion, be moved into generic_identify(). Anyone
> who has a reason why that shouldn't be done speak now or I'll send the
> patch to Linus.

If you've already sent it, good. If not, and you have something readily
available, good. If not, I'll add it to my short list and look at it in
the next few days (hopefully).

Thanks,

-pat

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