jhb at freebsd.org
Mon Aug 1 16:21:37 UTC 2011
On Monday, August 01, 2011 10:28:21 am Andriy Gapon wrote:
> on 01/08/2011 15:47 John Baldwin said the following:
> > On Sunday, July 31, 2011 11:22:18 am Andriy Gapon wrote:
> >> Just an observation:
> >> - print_INTEL_info and print_INTEL_TLB are missing from amd64 identcpu.c
> >> - print_INTEL_TLB doesn't cover all the codes defined by Intel specs
> >> - not sure; perhaps print_INTEL_info should use deterministic cache
> > parameters
> >> as provided by CPUID 0x4 for a more complete coverage...
> > It might be nice to create a sys/x86/x86/identcpu.c to merge the two which
> > would help with some of this.
> I agree with this suggestion regardless of the issue at hand.
> > print_INTEL_TLB() hasn't been updated since it
> > was added AFAIK which probably explains why it doesn't know about all of the
> > codes.
> Given the current state of this code - is it useful at all?
> Should we keep it in kernel provided that there are tools like cpuid, x86info, etc...?
> I would have no doubts if we gathered that information for some real use by kernel
> and then also printed it for user's convenience. But if the code is there just
> for printing (and under bootverbose), then I am not really sure.
Yeah, I would be fine with just tossing it.
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