cvs commit: src/sys/amd64/amd64 identcpu.c src/sys/i386/i386
PeterJeremy at optushome.com.au
Tue Oct 18 01:39:38 PDT 2005
On Mon, 2005-Oct-17 21:08:08 -0700, David O'Brien wrote:
>Should I add code on Opteron sytems to print the number of DIMM's
>attached to each CPU? Or the amount of memory on each CPU?
Hidden behind bootverbose and/or in the sysctl MIB, this could be
useful. And something like prtconf or psrinfo would also be useful.
> Or maybe the color of the CPU fans?
I have about a dozen AlphaServer 4100's at work. Some of them (we
don't know which) have CPU fans from a dodgy batch. It would be very
useful to be able to identify the type of CPU fan without having to
shutdown each system, pull the drawer out and open it up.
>How far do we take it to avoid having to remove the case to know what the
>HW inside is?
Any hardware description information that can be extracted from the
system should be accessible without having to physically open the
case. Consider a system being managed remotely - it would be very
handy to be able to identify what is inside the system without having
to travel to a remote site (potentially in another country). You can
also check that the vendor has supplied what you ordered/expected or
that the trained monkey has put the correct bits into the correct slots.
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