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SubjectRe: [PATCH -tip] x86: cpu/proc.c adding extended_cpuid_level for /proc/cpuinfo

On Tue, May 12, 2009 at 09:40:40AM -0700, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> Borislav Petkov wrote:
> >>>
> >> why we need cpuid_level ?
> >
> > It is already visible in userspace. I think you've got an answer to a
> > very similar question already:
> >
> >
> >
> extended_cpuid_level should be motivated, but probably does make sense.

I still fail to see the need for adding that to /proc/cpuinfo,
especially if you can do the whole exercise from userspace. But I'm sure
you have a good example.

> It hardly "completes" /proc/cpuinfo; especially if you consider that
> there are at least three additional ranges in wide use (two used by a
> single vendor only, and the third by virtualization software.)

I think both vendors use the two ranges :-o).


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