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set6x86, get6x86 - access Cyrix control registers
This utility program allows access to the special control
registers of the Cyrix 6x86 processors. This initial manpage
is intended to satisfy the lintian requirements of a Debian
package and will be improved after the other serious issues
are cleaned up.
An index to the specified Cyrix 6x86 config register in
decimal (e.g. '24'), hex ('0x18') or octal ('030').
The data to program into the specified register (dec|hex|oct)
(or the bitmask for the -s' (set) or -c' (clear) options).
set6x86 accepts the following options:
The data is a bitmask for clearing bits in the register.
The usage information is printed.
The output is pipeable (in hex format). Only the contents
of the register is output.
We now check /proc/cpuinfo to make sure it is a Cyrix cpu.
This option bypasses the check. It has only been tested on
a MediaGX chip and expects the vender id to start with "Cyrix".
This option allows setting other chips without that string.
The data is a bitmask for setting bits in the register.