RE: [PATCH ] arm64: cpuinfo: Add "model name" in /proc/cpuinfo for 64bit tasks also

From: Sumit Gupta
Date: Tue Aug 30 2016 - 06:36:19 EST

> On Mon, Aug 29, 2016 at 02:32:25PM +0530, Sumit Gupta wrote:
> > Removed restriction of displaying model name for 32 bit tasks only.
> > Because of this Processor details were not displayed in "System
> > setting -> Details" in Ubuntu model name display is generic and can be
> > printed for 64 bit also.
> >
> > model name : ARMv8 Processor rev X (v8l)
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Sumit Gupta <sumitg@xxxxxxxxxx>
> You didn't give a reason why this is needed. For 32-bit tasks, we did it for
> backwards compatibility with code checking for it.

Within Ubuntu Home Screen "System setting -> details", processor details were coming as null.
It seems those details are retrieved from "model name" in /proc/cpuinfo and
because of check for 32 bit tasks only, "model name" was not getting displayed.
On removing this check for model name, processor details are getting displayed in
Ubuntu Home Screen.
I think model name field is general and can be displayed irrespective of compatibility.
Please suggest if I am missing anything.

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