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From: "Sunil Naidu" <>
To: "Lennart Sorensen" <>
Subject: Re: Choosing a HyperThreading/SMP/MultiCore kernel ?
Date: Sat, 13 Jan 2007 04:51:11 +0530	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
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On 1/12/07, Lennart Sorensen <> wrote:
> I would expect any distribution should work on these (as long as the
> kernel they use isn't too old.).  Of course if it is a Mac, you need a
> distribution that supports their firmware (which is of course not a PC
> bios).  As long as you can boot it, any i386 or amd64 kernel with smp
> enabled should use all the processors present (well amd64 on the
> core2duo and on the p4 if it is em64t enabled).

It is not a Mac here, IBM Workstation. I can see the Processor as
Pentium 4 CPU 3. GHz (family 15, model 4). How to know EM64T enabled,
any command?

Trying to understand, should I set CPUSETS=y and SCHED_MC=y Or ignore them.

> I believe the closest optimization for a Core2 is probably the Pentium M
> (certainly not the P4/netburst).  Not entirely sure though.

Yep, this ia a MacBookPro. I have decided about the distro. I did ask
this doubt when I got for the custom kernel compilation from source
after installation.

What I have seen in KConfig is, MPENTIUM4 used for the Xeon processor
too. I would try this soon on my Laptop (with SMP since it's a
Core2Duo). Anyway, shall post here.

> --
> Len Sorensen



  reply	other threads:[~2007-01-12 23:21 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 12+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2007-01-12 13:25 Sunil Naidu
2007-01-12 15:03 ` Lennart Sorensen
2007-01-12 23:21   ` Sunil Naidu [this message]
2007-01-12 23:29     ` Paul Jackson
2007-01-13  3:38   ` Valdis.Kletnieks
2007-01-13 12:07     ` Stefan Richter
2007-01-13 17:54     ` Lennart Sorensen
2007-01-14  2:21       ` Valdis.Kletnieks
2007-01-20  3:45       ` Sunil Naidu
2007-01-13 20:18     ` Bill Davidsen
2007-01-14  1:55       ` Valdis.Kletnieks
2007-01-14 15:52         ` Bill Davidsen

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