[Soekris] net6501 : CPU architecture ?

Christian Weisgerber naddy at mips.inka.de
Tue May 14 22:27:33 CEST 2013


Peter J. Holzer <hjp+soekris at wsr.ac.at> wrote:

> Is the BIOS even able to hide the lm bit? Or are operating systems
> supposed to ignore it and use information from the BIOS (DMI?) instead? 

For a decade, Intel and AMD have provided patches that work around
processor bugs and are implemented in microcode that is uploaded
by the BIOS.  Toggling CPU features in the same way isn't exactly
magic.

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Christian "naddy" Weisgerber                          naddy at mips.inka.de


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