Re: New Small Cyrix patch

Andre Derrick Balsa (
Tue, 18 Nov 1997 04:07:38 +0100

Hi Phillip,

Linux Developer (Phillip) wrote:
> > This patch will:
> > 1) Correctly reset the 6x86(L) SLOP flag so that bogomips are correctly
> > calculated on boot (on 6x86 CPUs, bogomips should _always_ be reported
> > as the core clock rate +/- 1 MHz).
> This is chipset dependant.

No, it's not. Your motherboard BIOS is either screwing something up or
you have a very strange CMOS setup.

But please, please apply my patch. You obviously haven't applied it yet,
and this may be the reason you are getting these wierd bogomips ratings.
> > 2) Correctly identify and report _all_ 6x86 CPU models and steppings in
> > /proc/cpuinfo. This is new code _not_ based on Mike Jagdis' patch, so
> > reports of (pos/neg) results are welcome.
> Hrmm..
> processor : 0
> cpu family : 5
> model : 6x86 2x Core/Bus Clock
> vendor_id : CyrixInstead
> stepping : 2 rev 2

That's what you get with the old Mike Jagdis patch, which BTW is not
compatible with 2.0.32preX.
> that'd be nice, since i know this is a step2/rev7 chip. :)

Again, I am sorry to report that you have got something wrong. :(

Please apply _my_ patch, and it will correctly identify your 6x86 as a
revision 4.2 6x86L on this machine. Remove the previous patch first.

URL of _my_ patch:

Thanks for your feedback,


Andrew D. Balsa
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