Re: K6 identifying

Juhani Rautiainen (
Wed, 10 Sep 1997 06:33:16 +0300 (EET DST)

On Wed, 10 Sep 1997, Gabriel Paubert wrote:

> Not really, you're slighltly confused, TAP means test access port. And these
> are instructions that go through a serial link on a few pins of the chip
> for boundary scan checking and friends... This is pure hardware!
> Gabriel.

I was afraid that it would be the case because of those ieee-references.
As I said I don't know much about processor testing and internals.
So it's back to the old drawing board as Wile E. Coyote used to say.
CPUID instruction would have been logical place for that information
but it isn't any help in this case.


Juhani Rautiainen