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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] CONFIG_NR_CPUS, redux
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    On Tue, 2002-06-11 at 11:21, Ruth Ivimey-Cook wrote:

    > Perhaps it's just because I'm coming in late, but I cannot understand why
    > NR_CPUS cannot be as low as 4 by default, for all archs, and then in the
    > kernel boot messages, should more be found than is configured for a message is
    > emitted to say "reconfigure your kernel", and continue with the number it was
    > configured for. I personally only rarely see 2-way boxes, 4-way is pretty
    > rare, and anything more must surely count as very specialized.

    Ugh let's stop this thread now. Two points:

    (a) imo, the kernel should support out-of-the-box the maximum
    number of CPUs it can handle. Be lucky we now have a
    configure option to change that. But that does not matter..

    (b) Right now it is 32. Now you can change it... if you want
    to change the current behavior by _default_ why don't we
    suggest that _after_ this is accepted into 2.5? I.e., one
    battle at a time.

    Thanks,

    Robert Love

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