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SubjectRe: [PATCH v5 0/3] sysfs: add sysfs based cpuinfo
Hi Thomas,

On Fri, Dec 06, 2019 at 05:24:18PM +0100, Thomas Renninger wrote:
> I picked up Felix Schnizlein's work from 2017.
> It was already reviewed by Greg-KH at this time and even
> pushed into linux-next tree, when it came out that the mails
> never reached lkml, even the list was added to CC.
> ARM people then correctly complained that this needs more review
> by ARCH people. It got reverted, Felix had no time anymore and this
> nice patcheset was hanging around nowhere...

Can you please provide a rationale for this?

It's not entirely clear to me what information people need or want, and
there's some data in /proc/cpuinfo that I think makes no sense to try to
export export in a structured way (e.g. bogomips).

> Tested on aarch64:
> /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu1/info/:[0]# ls
> architecture bogomips flags implementer part revision variant
> ------------------------------------------------------------
> for file in *;do echo $file; cat $file;echo;done
> architecture
> 8
> bogomips
> 40.00
> flags
> fp asimd evtstrm aes pmull sha1 sha2 crc32 cpuid asimdrdm
> implementer
> 0x51
> part
> 0xc00
> revision
> 1
> variant
> 0x0

For arm64 we already expose the MIDR and REVIDR register values under
/sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu*/regs/identification, and that's the bulk of
the useful information above (aside from the flags/hwcaps).


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