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SubjectRE: Problem determining number of CPUs
> Linux kernel versions 2.4.18, 2.4.19, 2.4.20pre4 do not determine
> correctly the number of CPUs on our system. We see 8 CPUs
> instead of 4,
> however the system works.
> Our machine: Dell PowerEdge 6600, 4 Xeon 1400 Mhz, 4GB RAM

Yes, this is expected behavior due to hyperthreaded processors.


Matt Domsch
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Dell Linux Solutions
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