Re: procfs problems

H. Peter Anvin (
Tue, 15 Apr 1997 14:12:39 -0700 (PDT)

> >
> > 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.
> Pet peeve: that would break at least one of my programs that relies on the
> current behavior to detect Pentiums.

This is highly unfortunate. The problem is, the current behaviour
breaks an astonishing amount of programs written to be compatible with
multiple Unices.