Re: [PATCH] x86: Report Intel platform_id in /proc/cpuinfo

From: Thomas Gleixner
Date: Fri Sep 23 2016 - 04:15:08 EST

On Thu, 22 Sep 2016, Andi Kleen wrote:
> The processor flags are already used in the microcode driver.
> The MSR can be also accessed through /dev/cpu/*/msr, but that
> requires root and is awkward.
> This patch just exports the value retrieved by the microcode
> driver in /proc/cpuinfo. If the microcode driver is disabled
> it won't be shown, but that seems reasonable.

The patch is fine, but these two paragraphs are describing something else.