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Trying to use awk to parse lscpu output but can’t get it right

Essentially what I want is to extract the byte size of the L3 cache from lscpu. The tricky part is that the units lscpu uses is not consistent across versions and what I need has to work with all versions (including the versions before the –bytes option was available). lscpu from what I can see will either use K, KiB, M or MiB so that is what I’m trying to parse.

Here is what lscpu outputs:

Architecture:          x86_64
CPU op-mode(s):        32-bit, 64-bit
Byte Order:            Little Endian
CPU(s):                16
On-line CPU(s) list:   0-15
Thread(s) per core:    1
Core(s) per socket:    1
Socket(s):             16
NUMA node(s):          1
Vendor ID:             GenuineIntel
CPU family:            6
Model:                 60
Model name:            Intel Core Processor (Haswell, no TSX, IBRS)
Stepping:              1
CPU MHz:               2299.998
BogoMIPS:              4599.99
Virtualization:        VT-x
Hypervisor vendor:     KVM
Virtualization type:   full
L1d cache:             32K
L1i cache:             32K
L2 cache:              4096K
L3 cache:              16384K
NUMA node0 CPU(s):     0-15
Flags:                 fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss syscall nx pdpe1gb rdtscp lm constant_tsc rep_good nopl xtopology eagerfpu pni pclmulqdq vmx ssse3 fma cx16 pcid sse4_1 sse4_2 x2apic movbe popcnt tsc_deadline_timer aes xsave avx f16c rdrand hypervisor lahf_lm abm invpcid_single ssbd ibrs ibpb tpr_shadow vnmi flexpriority ept vpid fsgsbase tsc_adjust bmi1 avx2 smep bmi2 erms invpcid xsaveopt arat md_clear spec_ctrl

And this is what I have so far but can’t seem to finish it off.

$ lscpu | awk '/L3 cache:/{print $3$4;next};/(M|MiB)$/{printf "%un", $3*(1024*1024);next};/(K|KiB)$/{printf "%un", $3*1024;next}'

Any ideas how to tweak my awk command to get this working?

Edit: My expected output would just be:




Really Cyrus’ answer is the optimal, but if you’re set on awk, try this:

 awk -F: 'BEGIN{def=1024}/^L3/{if($2~/M/){def=def*def}; printf "%un", $2*def}'
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