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SubjectRe: Wrong number of cpus detected/reported
John Appleby wrote:

>>After the upgrade the system is reporting that the machine has 8 cpu
>>instead of 4. I have been looking for some kind of information on the
>>Internet ( about that but I didn't have success.
>I suspect that it is identifying 4 Xeon CPUs with Hyperthreading, which
>will correctly double the amount of processors your kernel thinks you
>have. Intel's Hyperthreading
>This ought to be a good thing... the only thing I don't quite understand
>is that I thought Hyperthreading was added in 2.4.17.

Red Hat enabled basic hyperthreading support in their 2.4.9 eratta
kernels some where along the line. I just didn't think 1.4 Xeons did
HT. (Maybe the MP Xeons are different from the DP xeons.)

There is no such thing as obsolete hardware.
Merely hardware that other people don't want.
(The Second Rule of Hardware Acquisition)
Sam Flory <>

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