[RC5] OS/2 Client Update

Colin L. Hildinger colin at ionet.net
Fri May 29 00:35:30 EDT 1998


It's in the 403 client if I remember what Oscar said correctly.  I'm
impressed that it recognizes everything that can be thrown at it.  I'll
have to try our MediaGX based laptop at work.  :)

On Thu, 28 May 1998 12:47:18 -0500, Mike Silbersack wrote:

>On Wed, 27 May 1998 17:37:52 +1200, dan carter wrote:
>
>>i got the impression it is not doing the old unrelliable benchmark 
>>method any more but rather actually reading the id from some call 
>>to the chip.
>
>At least for the win32/dos clients, a true chip detection is being
>done.  However, this was not fully implemented/tested until build 403;
>so the build 396 OS/2 GUI still does not have this feature yet.
>
>The output of a 403+ should look like this if the detection is being
>used:
>
>Beginning CPU identification...
>Completed CPU identification. Detected an AMD K6
>Selecting AMD K6 optimized code
>
>There is code to detect all the processors made within the last two
>years that I'm aware of existing.  
>
>I'm certain that even if the 403 OS/2 client doesn't have this
>detection, the 405 client will.
>
>x86 UNIX platforms do not yet have the autodetect, however.

Colin L. Hildinger
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