David M. Lloyd david.lloyd at
Tue Feb 15 02:44:23 UTC 2011

On 02/14/2011 07:12 PM, David Holmes wrote:
> Dmytro Sheyko said the following on 02/15/11 03:49:
>> I can see that such system property as "sun.cpu.isalist" is not set on
>> Linux, but it is set on Solaris and Windows.
>> What is the purpose of this property and shouldn't it be set on Linux
>> as well?
> I don't see the property actually being used anywhere these days. No
> idea what it may have been used for other than printing the property for
> information (there's a Java2D demo that does that).
> Is there an API on Linux that will provide the information? Both Solaris
> and Windows have a "sys info" call that can provide this information.
> But Linux sysinfo is something different.

/proc/cpuinfo has a flags field, maybe that's similar enough?


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