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SubjectRe: Xeon 5500 series support in kernel
xb <> writes:

> I wonder if there are specific kernel configuration parameters that
> allow to optimize performances on the recent Xeon 5500 processors (aka
> Nehalem).

The most important optimization is to use a 64bit kernel with NUMA
support enabled (even if you use 32bit userland)

> In particular, should we set CONFIG_GENERIC_CPU or CONFIG_MCORE2 on
> such processors ?

The kernel doesn't really care about compiler optimizations,
so it shouldn't make any difference. CONFIG_GENERIC_CPU is fine.

-- -- Speaking for myself only.

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