[RC5] How to detect the number of processors on a UNIX
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Thu Jan 29 00:00:04 EST 1998
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On Wed, 28 Jan 1998, Chris Vanden Berghe wrote:
> I've got rc564-solaris251-6403-320-mt running on a multiprocessor system
> (min 8), but I don't know how many processors it contains. So sue me ;-)
> If there is no way of asking anybody, what is the best number to number to
> use for the numcpu option?
Start with 8, and keep going up till your keyrate stops going up. <G>.
(Also, try starting top and checking your idle percentage. It should be
200% for to processors, etc.) That, or just pop off the case and count
-=- James Mastros
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