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SubjectRe: [PATCH RFC] arm64: improve display about CPU architecture in cpuinfo
On Mon, Mar 07, 2022 at 11:04:17AM +0800, Rongwei Wang wrote:
> Now, it is unsuitable for both ARMv8 and ARMv9 to show a
> fixed string "CPU architecture: 8" in /proc/cpuinfo.
>
> Signed-off-by: Rongwei Wang <rongwei.wang@linux.alibaba.com>
> ---
> arch/arm64/kernel/cpuinfo.c | 2 +-
> 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
>
> diff --git a/arch/arm64/kernel/cpuinfo.c b/arch/arm64/kernel/cpuinfo.c
> index 330b92e..6d9b7e8 100644
> --- a/arch/arm64/kernel/cpuinfo.c
> +++ b/arch/arm64/kernel/cpuinfo.c
> @@ -195,7 +195,7 @@ static int c_show(struct seq_file *m, void *v)
>
> seq_printf(m, "CPU implementer\t: 0x%02x\n",
> MIDR_IMPLEMENTOR(midr));
> - seq_printf(m, "CPU architecture: 8\n");
> + seq_printf(m, "CPU architecture: aarch64\n");

In hindsight, 'aarch64' would have made more sense since 8/9/10 whatever
are just marketing. That said, we should not apply this patch as it has
potential ABI implications.

--
Catalin

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