RE: [Linux-ia64] cpuinfo family changed in 2.4.7

From: Donny Cooper <>
Date: 2001-11-07 07:42:35

What about the recently added "arch" field for 2.4.7, will it stay consistent in the kernel throughout each chip
generation for Intel 64-bit.

Currently --> arch : IA-64


-----Original Message-----
[]On Behalf Of David Mosberger
Sent: Tuesday, November 06, 2001 10:40 AM
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Subject: Re: [Linux-ia64] cpuinfo family changed in 2.4.7

>>>>> On Tue, 6 Nov 2001 08:35:01 -0600, "Donny Cooper" <> said:

  Donny> Hello, The value of /proc/cpuinfo "family" field has changed
  Donny> in standard IA-64 kernel since 2.4.7.  ("IA-64" -> "Itanium"
  Donny> or "McKinley")

  Donny> Is this field expected any further changes in the future, or
  Donny> are these the final values for this architecture.

"Itanium" is pretty much final.  I'm less certain about McKinley, as
that's just a code name.


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