On Thu, Jan 13, 2000 at 04:45:41PM -0500, Vince Weaver wrote:
> > Note that the Linux kernel (like the IRIX kernel) has a way of
> > detecting the difference, since it needs to know which box it is
> > running on, so you could just get the kernel to export the data via
> > /proc somewhere. The kernel variable "sgi_guiness" is 1 if the system
> > is an Indy ("Guinness") and 0 if the system is an Indigo2
> > ("FullHouse"). Look at the file indy_hpc.c to see how this is detected.
> thanks, this is what I needed! It works (at least for me!)
> Here is the patch, I'd like someone with and Indy to try and be sure it
> works all around....
It's ``obviously correct''. However I'd prefer if somebody would rewrite
the bootinfo.h and /proc stuff in a cleaner, more easy to maintain way.
We've got various modules that want to output information via cpuinfo
like the CPU-info, the second level cache handler and about the board
itself. So what I want is something where various subsystems that want
to contribute to the /proc/cpuinfo content can register their own routines
when then will be called via get_cpuinfo().