Re: procfs problems

Miguel de Icaza (
Tue, 15 Apr 1997 13:46:37 -0500

> > We could have a standard part /proc/cpuinfo part for those
> > applications that care about this and a architecture-specific part.
> User continues to scratch head and can't figure out why different
> architectures display the same type of information in completely different
> formats...

Because some cpus have information that just does not make sense to
have on other cpus. Look at the SPARC displays, parts of the
information are related to the MMU for the CPU which does not make any
sense to display on an Alpha or an Intel.

> And why pray tell does one huge /proc/cpuinfo entry make more sense than
> e.g /proc/cpu/0 /proc/cpu/1 /proc/cpu/2?

I don't mind having /proc/cpu/n