Re: cpu id?

From: Dave Jones (
Date: Mon Jul 16 2001 - 19:00:08 EST

On Mon, 16 Jul 2001, Tim R. Young wrote:

> Thanks for the tool.
> Do I need kernel support to read out intel processor serial number?

By default, the kernel will disable the serial number.
You need to pass the boot time parameter 'serialnumber' to
leave it enabled. You'll also need the cpuid & msr drivers
compiled (into kernel or as loadable modules)

> And how it is reported by x86info?

If it is enabled, it'll get printed out with x86info -a



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