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SunOS man pages : isainfo (1)

User Commands                                          isainfo(1)


isainfo - describe instruction set architectures


isainfo [ -v ] [ -b | -n | -k ]


The isainfo utility is used to identify various attributes of the instruction set architectures supported on the currently running system. Among the questions it can answer are whether 64-bit applications are supported, or whether the running kernel uses 32-bit or 64-bit device drivers. When invoked with no flags, isainfo prints the name(s) of the native instruction sets for applications supported by the current version of the operating system. These will be a subset of the list returned by isalist(1). The subset corresponds to the basic applications environments supported by the currently running system.


The following options are supported: -b Prints the number of bits in the address space of the native instruction set. -k Prints the name of the instruction set(s) used by the operating system kernel components such as device drivers and STREAMS modules. -n Prints the name of the native instruction set used by portable applications supported by the current version of the operating system. -v Prints more detailed information about the other options.


Example 1: Invoking isainfo on a 32-bit IA platform example% isainfo -v 32-bit i386 applications example% isainfo -k i386 Example 2: Invoking isainfo on a system running the 32-bit operating system on a 64-bit SPARC processor example% isainfo -n sparc SunOS 5.8 Last change: 12 Mar 1999 1 User Commands isainfo(1) example% isainfo -v 32-bit sparc applications example% isainfo -kv 32-bit sparc kernel modules Example 3: Invoking isainfo on the same hardware platform (that is, a 64-bit SPARC processor) running the 64-bit operating system example% isainfo sparcv9 sparc example% isainfo -n sparcv9 example% isainfo -v 64-bit sparcv9 applications 32-bit sparc applications example% isainfo -vk 64-bit sparcv9 kernel modules


Non-zero Flags are not specified correctly, or the command is unable to recognize attributes of the system on which it is running. An error message is printed to stderr.


See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attri- butes: ____________________________________________________________ | ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE | |_____________________________|_____________________________| | Availability | SUNWcsu | |_____________________________|_____________________________|


isalist(1), uname(1), psrinfo(1M), sysinfo(2), attributes(5) , isalist(5) SunOS 5.8 Last change: 12 Mar 1999 2