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SubjectRe: [X86] Add recent Centaur CPUs to PAT whitelist
Dave Jones wrote:
> On Wed, May 21, 2008 at 04:56:28PM -0700, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> > Dave Jones wrote:
> > >
> > > From conversation with Centaur engineers, both the newer generations
> > > of the VIA C7, and their future CPUs support PAT, with no known errata.
> > >
> > > Signed-off-by: Dave Jones <davej@redhat.com>
> > >
> >
> > Question: are there any VIA CPUs that display the PAT CPUID flag that
> > aren't covered by the above?
>
> No. They only added PAT support with the current Esther (C7) generation iirc.
>

OK, so we should just enable VIA unconditionally as long as PAT is
displayed and not worry about generation numbers; same with Transmeta
(only the Transmeta Efficeon supported PAT, and it had a
strictly-coherent memory system.)

-hpa


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