Detecting CPU Type

Momchil Ivanov idiotbg at
Tue Jul 10 20:51:19 UTC 2007

On Tuesday 10 July 2007 21:54:43 Olivier Regnier wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> I searching to find information about my CPU type.
> With the following command:
> # dmesg | grep -i cpu
> i have this: CPU: Mobile AMD Sempron(tm) Processor 2800+ (1600.06-Mhz
> 686-class CPU)
> but with a
> # uname -m
> i have i386.
> I must configure my CPUTYPE?= in /etc/make.conf.
> I'ts i686 (686-class) or i386 ?
> Can you give me information please ?
> Thank you.
> Olivier Regnier

Hi Olivier,

from the manual page of uname(1) you can see what the -m option shows you, 
namely the platform on which you are running FreeBSD:

     -m      Write the type of the current hardware platform to standard out-
This page gives information on what kind of platforms does FreeBSD run

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