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

harbnger at intersurf.com harbnger at intersurf.com
Tue Sep 7 21:06:44 EDT 1999


"Jim C. Nasby" wrote:

> 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?
>
> Moo!
> dB!
>
> 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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On that note, I'd like to say that you are indeed much better off running Linux over
*coff* NT, not in the least that your keyrate goes up by about 10%. :)

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