Re: Cyrix 6x86MX and Centaur C6 CPUs in 2.1.102

Jan Niehusmann (
Fri, 22 May 1998 14:48:33 +0200

On Fri, May 22, 1998 at 11:44:23AM +0100, Alan Cox wrote:
> > 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

In such a case, it should be worth the effort to have two
sets of feature bitmaps, and to place processes that need a FPU
on the processor which has one. Probably not an easy task, though.


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