Dell PE1500SC CPU cache size

David Vu at
Tue Nov 19 02:08:00 CST 2002

I just install RH 7.3 on a Dell PE1500SC.  According to the Dell PE1500SC
User Guide, it comes with a P-III processor with 512Kb of level 2 cache.
However, cpuinfo shows only 32Kb of cache:

[root at emporio test]# more /proc/cpuinfo
processor       : 0
vendor_id       : GenuineIntel
cpu family      : 6
model           : 11
model name      : Intel(R) Pentium(R) III CPU - S         1266MHz
stepping        : 4
cpu MHz         : 1263.509
cache size      : 32 KB
fdiv_bug        : no
hlt_bug         : no
f00f_bug        : no
coma_bug        : no
fpu             : yes
fpu_exception   : yes
cpuid level     : 2
wp              : yes
flags           : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca
cmov pat pse36 mmx fxsr sse
bogomips        : 2518.66

My guess is that this is P-III chip is too new for the kernel to read the L2
cache size correctly.  Does anyone seen similar behaviour on their system?


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