Re: [PATCH 2/4] oprofile update: CPU type as string

From: John Levon (
Date: Tue Feb 11 2003 - 07:42:14 EST

On Tue, Feb 11, 2003 at 01:34:52PM +0100, Horst von Brand wrote:

> Better use "ia32/P4" and so on, "i386/P4" makes little sense ;-)

It's modelled after linux/arch/<blah>

> You could (should?) place the CPU ID into the model spec too...

eh ?

> BTW, if nobody (except masochistic kernel source readers) sees this stuff,
> what is the point? An enum uses less space than a char * + the string.

The type is used by the userspace to determine what counters are

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