[HARDWARE] RC5 and Dual processor running Linux
pkenyon at loctech.com
Fri Sep 25 14:33:24 EDT 1998
John Price wrote:
> This is from a friend. Maybe someone can help?
> >Would anyone on the RC5 hardware mailing list know if the Linux x86 client
> >can use dual processors? I would like to know if I somehow have the client
> >set wrong or if something is wrong with my kernel.
Well, there is an option for how many processors the client works on. This
is set to (-1) by default, or auto detect. The Kernel must be compiled for
SMP support to use the second processor. If that isn't compiled in, then
that other processor is just sitting there idle. (What a waste!) It is
kindof easy to setup SMP under linux. Just uncomment a line, I think with
__SMP__. Anyways, just read the /usr/src/linux/Documentation/smp.tex file.
If he still can't get it working, I have a friend he can talk to for help.
Paul Kenyon <C/C++> <VB/Windows :-(> pkenyon at loctech.com
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