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SubjectRe: [patch 3/3] add Via Nehemiah ("xstore") rng support

On Wed, 12 Mar 2003, Dave Jones wrote:
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> > +#define cpu_has_xstore boot_cpu_has(X86_FEATURE_XSTORE)
>
> Do we want to do this check only on VIA CPUs I wonder.
> As a vendor specific extension, I'd be inclined to do that.

No, the whole point of all the crud in arch/i386/kernel/cpu is to make
those tests _once_ at bootup, and then the internal kernel "extended CPU
feature set" has a unique feature-set that is independent of manufacturers
and totally disjunct, so that we never need to care about manufacturers
ever again.

Linus

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