Fwd: [HARDWARE] SMP boxes, Win2k, and a cow

Jim C. Nasby jim at nasby.net
Tue Sep 7 16:19:14 EDT 1999

Not to be rude, but it sounds like someone needs to read the Linux Advocacy FAQ.
Many people like to run beta software to see what the new features are like;
that doesn't make them dumb, it makes them curious and perhapse adventurous.

As far as the client issue is concerned, can you verify whether other processes
are running correctly on the other CPU? Have you tried locking a process to
one CPU or another?


On Wed, Sep 08, 1999 at 10:24:16AM -0600, Travis Boucher wrote:
> Well Phil, 
> 	I don't mean to sound rude, but it is kinda dumb to be running a
> pre-release or even a early-release of ANYTHING that miscrosoft writes.
> (Personally I think it is kinda dumb running anything from microsoft, but that
> is my opinion.)
> 	Either install NT4 or scrap the microcrap all together and install
> Linux.
> Travis Boucher,
> LinTech Computer Sales & Service
>  >Dear all...
> >
> >I've got a strange one for you. I've got a dual PII-333 system which has an
> >aversion, shall we say, to running the client on more than one of it's CPU's
> >under win2k pro rc1. I would have thought this was a win2k prob
> >(unsurprisingly), except for the fact that: a) it runs on two cpu's ok if I
> >boot into NT4 on the same box, and b) I have another SMP (dual Celeron 366) box
> >in the other room, with the same build of win2k, that runs the same client
> >version which is fine! 
> >
> >Running the latest GUI or CLI client doesn't help - the client knows there
> >are 2 CPU's, and what type, but the 2nd thread, although it's started, never
> >seems to make any progress on it's block, it justs sticks on whatever %
> >complete it started on. Hence the keyrate for the machine equates to just
> >having 1 CPU.
> >
> >Can anyone shed any light on this? You'd make my nights a lot less sleepless
> >;op
> >
> >Thanks,
> >
> >Phil, in the North, of the United Kingdom
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