Re: procfs problems

H. Peter Anvin (
Tue, 15 Apr 1997 12:48:27 -0700 (PDT)

> > Those of you interested in discussing design flaws with the current procfs
> > filesystem, take a look at
> >
> >
> >
> > I invite comments.
> Well regarding your /proc/cpuinfo format, I think we could fix this
> problem by just making sure that the very first line of the cpuinfo
> holds the port name.
> Something like:
> /proc/cpuinfo:
> port : {i386,alpha,sparc,ppc,mips}
> And then, if people want to parse any of the extra information, they
> should know the architecture specific information on the CPU before
> attempting to parse it.

Isn't that what uname -m is supposed to do?

Pet peeve: uname -m should return i386 on all systems. If we want to
make the processor generation visible via uname, I think we should
make uname -p work.