Re: [tip:x86/cpu] x86, cpu: RDC doesn't have CPUID, which is whatc_ident is

From: H. Peter Anvin
Date: Wed Aug 04 2010 - 22:01:26 EST

On 08/04/2010 05:27 PM, bifferos wrote:
> --- On Thu, 5/8/10, H. Peter Anvin <hpa@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> Without the patch RDC is misreported as Cyrix
>> Cx486SLC.
>> And what problems does that cause? Presumably none,
> If I don't know the CPU how do I set the tick rate?

That's a valid use, of course, but that wasn't sent with it. Even so,
it's really a chipset property and not a CPU property and probably
should simply be set via a PCI quirk.

So, clean up the patch, add the usage, and then it can be put into the
-tip tree for the next merge window.


H. Peter Anvin, Intel Open Source Technology Center
I work for Intel. I don't speak on their behalf.

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