[rc5] CPU autodetect

Vincent Janelle random at avara.com
Mon Aug 11 14:12:44 EDT 1997


Uh, there is a way to set the processor in the -config option, and it is
option #14.  Simply select your processor there.  BTW, all the clients are
the same, in that it looks like they perform a small benchmark.  My 486
kept getting detected as a 6x86 before I set it right :)

--Kudos

On Mon, 11 Aug 1997, Ivo Janssen wrote:

> Since there has been some mail about detecting the right-cpu, here's
> my opinion:
> 
> On my systems the autodetection does not work fine, and that's a
> pity, because I run several different x86's from one nfs-mounted dir.
> So I really need the autodetection, because I can't  change
> the config everytime I start up a client. I know that linux does
> quite a good job on detecting cpu-type, I guess just by asking the
> procesosor it's id. Am I right?
> 
> Another point is on having command-line overriding options for the
> config. A lot of us out here are running rc5 on several machines from
> one central directory. So we need these overriding! It can't be that
> hard, afterall it was present in v1. A simple getopt() routine after
> reading the config-file should do it.
> 
> The last note: Benchmarking could do with fewer keys. 
> A factor 10 less can give a good impression of the speed, too, IMO.
> 
> Ivo
> 
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