Re: [PATCH] x86/cpu: sort cpuinfo flags

From: Borislav Petkov
Date: Fri Dec 21 2018 - 08:04:15 EST

On Fri, Dec 21, 2018 at 03:40:37PM +0300, Kirill A. Shutemov wrote:
> But I don't see an improvement in readability of data presented to user as
> a silly idea.

Improving readability is not a silly idea and I never said that. Rather,
the cost of what you're trying to accomplish, needs to be weighed.

The final goal of this is, AFAIU, finding whether a feature flag is
there or not and you can use grep for that now, on *any* kernel.

And if you need the feature flags sorted, you can do that too:

$ grep -m 1 flags /proc/cpuinfo | tr " " "\n" | sort | xargs

and there probably is even a simpler way to do that.

Or add a shell alias for that or a small script or ...


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