[PATCH] enable RTAS /proc for PowerPC/CHRP platform

Benjamin Herrenschmidt benh at kernel.crashing.org
Fri Oct 20 17:12:52 EST 2006

> Exact, it is not about poluting, but about rationalizing. The fact is that
> these are the two infos that are the most necessary to userland, then why
> disseminate the info in thousand different places, instead of making it easily
> available in a canonical place in a standard format for everyone ? 

Why would that be absolutely necessary to userland ? We've lived very
well without that so far.
> > About 32bit/64bit, maybe VmallocTotal from /proc/meminfo can be used.
> > incredible large numer == must be a 64bit kernel
> > No idea how reliable it is. There are those 36bit systems, but I bet
> > they dont run a distro.
> This sounds like the ugliest hack i have seen around, and is prone to break. A
> proper /proc/cpuinfo flag would be most welcome to solve this cleanly.

uname is your friend... damn, and if you want to be real sure, then just
try to run a 64 bits binary and see what happens :)


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