hostid patch

Chris January
Sun May 4 09:52:00 GMT 2003

> On Wed, Apr 30, 2003 at 11:04:43AM +1000, Robert Collins wrote:
> >On Wed, 2003-04-30 at 11:00, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> >
> >> Three runs, two different results:
> >
> >I count three runs, three result there.
> Hmm.  You're right.  I thought the last two hostids were the same but
> they obviously weren't.
> >Interestingly, the PSN was different on every case..
> Running under strace the PSN stayed the same for a long time.  I thought
> it was going to be one of those "runs fine under strace" scenarios.
> >Is this a real box, or VMWare / bochs etc?
> It's an FreeBSD box running VMWare, running linux.  I'm running
> cygwin under
> wine on linux.  I can't see how that could be a problem. :-)
> >How many cpus are in it?
> cygcheck attached.  Hmm.  Cygcheck doesn't say how many CPUs, does it?
> /proc/cpuinfo attached, too.
> Two CPUs.  Different steppings for each.  The Dell BIOS kindly informs
> me of that fact on each reboot.

I neglected to set the Thread affinity when I got the CPU serial number, so
it gets a different number for each CPU. As to why the last two values are
off by five - I can't explain that without delving into the sources. I can't
do that until I install Cygwin on my new machine.


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