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Subject: /proc/cpuinfo cleanups
From: Vince Weaver <>
Date: Thu, 16 Mar 2000 00:11:35 -0500 (EST)

I noticed that my patch to add Indigo2 support to /proc/cpuinfo never made
it into the kernel

I know Ralf said he'd like for the cpuinfo stuff to be completely
re-written and the afforementioned support be added along with a slew of
other features.

I have an interest in /proc/cpuinfo, with linux_logo being one of the few
programs that actively parses it.  Linus has always ignored any of my
attempted cleanups, apparently on the premise that "if it's not
super-broken don't fix it".  So I was a bit hesitant to start such an
ambitious re-writing of the involved code, especially since I no longer
have access to the Indigo2 machine I was working with.

Well, this is a round-about way of asking, should I try to get my
originaly patch included again, or should I try to scrape together some
time to work on the more complicated problem?  Hopefully I'll get a
summer-job that lets me work on such things full time, instead of working
on the sgi-linux stuff during my breaks...


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