Determining CPUTYPE for /etc/make.conf

Bill Moran wmoran at
Thu May 1 09:33:37 PDT 2003

Working on tweaking my builds ...

dmesg says:
CPU: AMD Athlon(tm) processor (1001.78-MHz 686-class CPU)
   Origin = "AuthenticAMD"  Id = 0x642  Stepping = 2
   AMD Features=0xffffffffc0440000<RSVD,AMIE,DSP,3DNow!>

And according to the example make.conf, my choices are:
#       (AMD CPUs)	athlon-mp athlon-xp athlon-4 athlon-tbird athlon k6-3
#			k6-2 k6 k5

But what kind of Athlon do I have?  I can rule out the -mp, and I'm pretty
sure it's not a -tbird or -4, but can anyone tell from the dmesg output
whether it's an athlon or an athlon-xp?

Or do I need to pop the case and the heat sink to be sure?

Bill Moran
Potential Technologies

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