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       msr - x86 CPU MSR access device


       /dev/cpu/CPUNUM/msr  provides  an interface to read and write the model-specific registers
       (MSRs) of an x86  CPU.   CPUNUM  is  the  number  of  the  CPU  to  access  as  listed  in

       The register access is done by opening the file and seeking to the MSR number as offset in
       the file, and then reading or writing in chunks of 8 bytes.  An I/O transfer of more  than
       8 bytes means multiple reads or writes of the same register.

       This  file  is  protected  so  that  it  can be read and written only by the user root, or
       members of the group root.


       The msr driver is not auto-loaded.  On modular kernels you might need to use the following
       command to load it explicitly before use:

           $ modprobe msr


       Intel  Corporation  Intel 64 and IA-32 Architectures Software Developer's Manual Volume 3B
       Appendix B, for an overview of the Intel CPU MSRs.


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