Re: Cyrix 6x86MX and Centaur C6 CPUs in 2.1.102

Martin Mares (
Wed, 20 May 1998 10:30:35 +0200

> Actually, I vote keeping an internal kernel capabilities word
> (separate from the CPUID status word). have_tsc and working_tsc can
> be different bits in that word. 1 should always mean that a feature
> is *present and functional*.

IMHO it isn't a good idea as you would need to shuffle bits obtained
from the CPUID capability flags as you can't simply AND them out, because
new capabilities could appear on places where you have added Linux-private

Have a nice fortnight

Martin `MJ' Mares   <>
Faculty of Math and Physics, Charles University, Prague, Czech Rep., Earth
"If at first you don't succeed, redefine success."

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