Re: Cyrix 6x86MX and Centaur C6 CPUs in 2.1.102

Alan Cox (
Fri, 22 May 1998 11:44:23 +0100 (BST)

> >What happens if a "good" CPU is #1, and the "bad" CPU is #2? You will
> >get plenty of OOPS if code that works on the #1 blows up on the #2 CPU?
> >[Of course, the answer is to switch the CPUs, but.. you know]
> Is it possible to probe both CPUs, then just "and" the
> features and "or" the bugs? My apologies if this has already been
> suggested.

That probably has about the right results. The best example of this (and
thankfully one that doesnt come up in the Intel world) is FPU. Suppose
you have a machine with 2 processors and only one has an FPU

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