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SubjectRe: [ANNOUNCE] Boot log for Linux PPC64 on POWER3 hardware
Peter Samuelson wrote:
: Impressive. One question, though --
:
: > starting cpu /cpus/PowerPC,POWER3@1...ok
: > starting cpu /cpus/PowerPC,POWER3@2...ok
: > starting cpu /cpus/PowerPC,POWER3@3...ok
:
: You have 4 CPUs?
:
: > OpenPIC Version 1.2 (8 CPUs and 32 IRQ sources) at e000000001002000
: > OpenPIC timer frequency is 0 MHz
:
: ...or is it 8 CPUs?
:
: > swamsauger:~ # uname -a
: > Linux swamsauger 2.4.0-tg11 #188 Thu Feb 22 19:55:45 CST 2001 ppc64 unknown
: > swamsauger:~ #
: > swamsauger:~ # cat /proc/cpuinfo
: > processor : 0
:
: ...or just one CPU?

Olaf pretty much answered all your questions. Yes we are running a
non-SMP kernel at the moment, but even non-SMP kernels need to place
an SMP's unused processors in a spin loop so they don't play havoc
with the system.

Peter

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Peter Bergner
SLIC Optimizing Translator Development / Linux PPC64 Kernel Development
IBM Rochester, MN
bergner@us.ibm.com

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