cpu-checker - tools to help evaluate certain CPU (or BIOS) features

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository Ubuntu Main amd64
Package filename cpu-checker_0.7-0ubuntu7_amd64.deb
Package name cpu-checker
Package version 0.7
Package release 0ubuntu7
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Category utils
Homepage https://launchpad.net/cpu-checker
License -
Maintainer Kees Cook <kees@ubuntu.com>
Download size 6.70 KB
Installed size 21.00 KB
There are some CPU features that are filtered or disabled by system BIOSes.
This set of tools seeks to help identify when certain features are in this
state, based on kernel values, CPU flags and other conditions. Supported
feature tests are NX/XD and VMX/SVM.


Package Version Architecture Repository
cpu-checker_0.7-0ubuntu7_i386.deb 0.7 i386 Ubuntu Main
cpu-checker - - -


Name Value
msr-tools -


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qemu-kvm << 0.12.3-0ubuntu13


Name Value
qemu-kvm << 0.12.3-0ubuntu13


Type URL
Mirror archive.ubuntu.com
Binary Package cpu-checker_0.7-0ubuntu7_amd64.deb
Source Package cpu-checker

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install cpu-checker deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install cpu-checker




2016-03-15 - William Grant <wgrant@ubuntu.com>
cpu-checker (0.7-0ubuntu7) xenial; urgency=medium
* cpu-checker-s390x.patch: Fix kvm-ok to not crash when no virt is
available. (LP: #1557327)
2015-12-15 - Michael Hudson-Doyle <michael.hudson@canonical.com>
cpu-checker (0.7-0ubuntu6) xenial; urgency=high
[ Michael Hudson-Doyle ]
* Add cpu-checker-s390x.patch from dann frazier (LP: #1526113) 
* Build on s390x.
[ Dimitri John Ledkov ]
* Slight tweak to spelling in the cpu-checker-s390x comments.
2015-10-21 - Adam Conrad <adconrad@ubuntu.com>
cpu-checker (0.7-0ubuntu5) wily; urgency=medium
* powerpc-dummy.patch: Duplicate ppc64le assumptions for ppc64 as well.
* debian/control: Build for powerpc to satisfy dependency of juju-core.
2014-02-20 - Dimitri John Ledkov <xnox@ubuntu.com>
cpu-checker (0.7-0ubuntu4) trusty; urgency=medium
[ dann frazier ]
* Add support for arm64. (LP: #1282329)
[ Dimitri John Ledkov ]
* Assume ppc64el is kvm capable.
2013-09-18 - Robie Basak <robie.basak@ubuntu.com>
cpu-checker (0.7-0ubuntu3) saucy; urgency=low
* d/p/arm: add support for ARM Cortex-A15 systems (LP: #1194632). Thanks to
dann frazier.
* d/control: add armhf architecture, but restrict msr-tools dependency to
2013-08-15 - Jackson Doak <noskcaj@ubuntu.com>
cpu-checker (0.7-0ubuntu2) saucy; urgency=low
* debian/compat: Change to "9"
* debian/control:
- Update debhelper to version 9
- Update standards version to 3.9.4
* Create debian/source/format as 3.0 (quilt)
* debian/copyright: 
- use debian machine readable format 1.0
- bump copyright year to 2013
* debian/rules: add option for verbose mode
2011-11-18 - Kees Cook <kees@ubuntu.com>
cpu-checker (0.7-0ubuntu1) precise; urgency=low
[ Colin Watson ]
* debian/control: mark as "Architecture: amd64 i386", since this package
is uninstallable on all other architectures (LP: #888087).
[ Kees Cook ]
* debian/control: fix VCS fields (LP: #888082).
2011-09-08 - Dustin Kirkland <kirkland@ubuntu.com>
cpu-checker (0.6-0ubuntu1) oneiric; urgency=low
* kvm-ok: LP: #843972
- fix conflicting, misleading messages and erroneous verdict
2011-03-23 - Dustin Kirkland <kirkland@ubuntu.com>
cpu-checker (0.5-0ubuntu1) natty; urgency=low
* kvm-ok: need to || true the statement that tests for kvm, as error
conditions are detected below, and helpful messages are displayed;
LP: #741080
2011-02-27 - Dustin Kirkland <kirkland@ubuntu.com>
cpu-checker (0.4-0ubuntu1) natty; urgency=low
* kvm-ok: fix $id bug; update brand detection; ensure that the
root/msr stuff gets run

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