Re: Cyrix 6x86MX and Centaur C6 CPUs in 2.1.102

Stephen Williams (
Thu, 21 May 1998 19:20:08 -0600 said:
> No. You are assuming that bugs are intel-only and that other
> processors can not have same bug. For example 'wp bug' is shared over
> all 386's... And 386 popad bug was shared between intel and amd, also.
> So do not make cpuinfo specific to cpu type: apps do not want to know
> which cpus cannot have bug etc.

Well, I'm sure glad Linux doesn't tell me whether my alpha has the f00f
bug. Or my sparc, for that matter.

Steve Williams                "The woods are lovely, dark and deep.              But I have promises to keep,            and lines to code before I sleep,       And lines to code before I sleep."

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