Re: Cyrix 6x86MX and Centaur C6 CPUs in 2.1.102

H. Peter Anvin (
20 May 1998 03:20:30 GMT

Followup to: <>
By author: Linus Torvalds <>
In newsgroup:
> Yes. This sounds like a buug idea. Right now we have the (euphemism alert)
> "bad capability" scattered around in multiple places, it certainly makes
> sense to me to make it the same kind of bitmap as the "good capabilities".
> Another thing that would be good would be to have some names for the
> capabilities we currently use: using "x & 16" and just magically knowing
> that "16" is the bit value for X86_CAP_TSC is kind of obscure.
> Anybody want to do something like this?

Also, we should take the intersection of all the capabilities in an
SMP system.


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