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SubjectRe: Hyperthreading
On Wed, 21 Aug 2002, Banai Zoltan wrote:

> Date: Wed, 21 Aug 2002 23:55:03 +0200
> From: Banai Zoltan <bazooka@emitel.hu>
> To: Kelsey Hudson <khudson@compendium.us>
> Cc: James Bourne <jbourne@mtroyal.ab.ca>, Hugh Dickins <hugh@veritas.com>,
> "Reed, Timothy A" <timothy.a.reed@lmco.com>,
> linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
> Subject: Re: Hyperthreading
>
> On Wed, Aug 21, 2002 at 02:16:11PM -0700, Kelsey Hudson wrote:
> > On Wed, 21 Aug 2002, James Bourne wrote:
> >
> > > On Wed, 21 Aug 2002, Hugh Dickins wrote:
> > >
> > > > You do need CONFIG_SMP and a processor capable of HyperThreading,
> > > > i.e. Pentium 4 XEON; but CONFIG_MPENTIUM4 is not necessary for HT,
> > > > just appropriate to that processor in other ways.
> > >
> > > I was under the impression that the only CPU capable of hyperthreading was
> > > the P4 Xeon. Is this not correct? I don't know of any other CPUs that
> > > have the ht feature.
> >
> > This is currently correct, although I believe Intel has plans to release a
> > Hyperthreading-capable version of its desktop P4.
>
> If this is correct, and there is not destop P4 capable of ht,
> then what does mean the ht flag in cpuinfo?
>
> $cat /proc/cpuinfo
> processor : 0
> vendor_id : GenuineIntel
> cpu family : 15
> model : 1
> model name : Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 1.70GHz
> stepping : 2
> cpu MHz : 1694.907
> cache size : 256 KB
> fdiv_bug : no
> hlt_bug : no
> f00f_bug : no
> coma_bug : no
> fpu : yes
> fpu_exception : yes
> cpuid level : 2
> wp : yes
> flags : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge
> mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm
> bogomips : 3381.65
> ^^
In fact all PIV are capable of ht, but usually there is way to enable due
to bioses and similar



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