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SubjectRE: detecting hyperthreading in linux 2.4.19
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Systems running the latest RH, SuSE releases, with standard smp kernel
should see some entries in /proc/cpuinfo, which gives information about
HT configuration on the system. The latest 2.5 kernel also has similar
information in /proc/cpuinfo.
The entries look something like:
Physical processor ID : 0
Number of siblings : 2

Unfortunately, 2.4.19 doesn't have such information. One possible
workaround is to check big enough 'dmesg' and look for cpu_sibling_map.
That tells you the mapping of logical processors to physical package. Or
you can have a init script like this (attached) in place, to run at boot
time, so that you have a better chance of finding these particular
messages in log (without overflowing).

HTH,
Venkatesh

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#!/bin/sh
# checkht kernel RC file.
#
# chkconfig: 35 98 98
# description: check for hyperthreaded CPUs

HASHT=`/bin/dmesg | /bin/grep cpu_sibling_map`

if [ -n "$HASHT" ]; then
/bin/echo "Machine is running HT"
/bin/echo 1 > /etc/hyperthreaded
else
/bin/echo "Machine isn't running HT"
/bin/echo 0 > /etc/hyperthreaded
Fi
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jason Lunz [mailto:lunz@falooley.org]
> Sent: Thursday, January 09, 2003 12:03 PM
> To: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
> Subject: detecting hyperthreading in linux 2.4.19
>
>
> Is there a way for a userspace program running on linux 2.4.19 to tell
> the difference between a single hyperthreaded xeon P4 with HT enabled
> and a dual hyperthreaded xeon P4 with HT disabled? The /proc/cpuinfos
> for the two cases are indistinguishable.
>
> Jason
>
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