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SubjectRe: Linux/Pro [was Re: Coding style - a non-issue]
On Sun, 2 Dec 2001, Andrew Morton wrote:

> > Really? So then people should be designing for 128 CPU machines, right?
> Linux only supports 99 CPUs. At 100, "ksoftirqd_CPU100" overflows
> task_struct.comm[].
> Just thought I'd sneak in that helpful observation.

Wasn't someone looking at fixing that problem so it didn't need a per-cpu
thread ? 128 kernel threads sitting around waiting for a problem that
rarely happens seems a little.. strange. (for want of a better word).


| Dave Jones.
| SuSE Labs

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