[patch] <machine/cputypes.h>

Joseph Koshy joseph.koshy at gmail.com
Mon Sep 27 19:48:21 PDT 2004

jk> The pmc(4) driver (being written) needs a way of informing the
jk > userland libpmc(3) (also being written) about the kind of CPU

des> Is there a good reason why pmc(4) can't pass this information out as a
des> string?  Less chance of future breaks in binary compatibility that
des> way.

I'm not sure if using strings vs. 'binary' structures gains us much in
future binary
compatibility: changes in the format of the string have the potential to break
binary compatibility anyway.  Strings work well when they are "simple".

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