Dell PE1500SC CPU cache size Matt_Domsch at
Tue Nov 19 10:52:00 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:
> 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?

Your guess is correct.  It's a cosmetic issue, doesn't affect system
functionality.  2.5.x development kernels get it right, and that work is
being backported to 2.4.x too - just not yet in any Red Hat-released kernel.

Matt Domsch
Sr. Software Engineer, Lead Engineer, Architect
Dell Linux Solutions
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