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SubjectRe: impact of Athlon's slower front-side-bus (FSB)
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joe briggs <jbriggs@briggsmedia.com> writes:

> Can I do this with the 2.4.19 kernel (debian)? The cards in question are quad
> bt878 frame grabbers. How specifically can I tie a particular bt878 to a
> particular processor on the dual athlon platform?

I don't think so but building a kernel package with an -ac kernel (or
any other version) is dead easy on Debian--don't let that stop you.

> One last question, given the slow FSB and the fact that 2 uP's are
> groping for the same memory space and that each bt878 is dma'ing its
> data to memory, is the SMP still a better idea than uni-processor?

If there's any way to actually test both configurations, I'd do
so--there are enough variables here that random handwaving arguments
aren't going to be really useful.

-Doug
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