Date: Sun, 02 Mar 1997 03:28:59 -0800 To: firstname.lastname@example.org From: Chris Pirih Subject: a proposed Linux-SMP FAQ list, v0.01 1. Does Linux support multi-threading? If I start two or more processes, will they be distributed among the available CPUs? A: Yes. 2. How do I make a Linux SMP kernel? A: Uncomment the SMP=1 line in the Makefile. 3. How can I tell if it worked? A: cat /proc/cpuinfo. 4. The 'time' command shows one process using 'user' time, and the rest using 'system' time, even when all processes are user-bound. What gives? A: Known bug. Low priority. 5. I'm thinking about getting a dual-CPU motherboard. Does anybody have experience with model <foo> in configuration <bar>? A: Yes. It works fine. 6.... er, any others? --- chris
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