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SubjectRe: How many pentium-3 processors does SMP support?
In article <> you wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 09, 2001 at 10:34:24PM -0700, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> It supports up to 32, if you can find a machine that has that
> many.
> I think 8-way is about as high as anything common goes to, maybe
> 16. The cpu array is declared 32 long, maybe this should be changed to
> 8 by default?

Why limit the user? There are more than enough Linux system that have
more than 32 CPUs (SGI, DEC, Sun).

Making it a per-architecture value or even a config option make a lot
more sense.


Of course it doesn't work. We've performed a software upgrade.
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