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SubjectRe: [PATCH] CONFIG_NR_CPUS, redux
> 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.

Indeed. And before that gets changed, it would be necessary
to change the bootstrap procedure not to crash if you have
more than NR_CPUS cpus (as Andrew reported it did), but instead
to just not configure them ... much less troublesome.


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