Enable SMT on Clovertown Multi-Core architecture?
I'm configuring the 188.8.131.52 (kernel.org) linux kernel for a machine with two Quad-core Xeon 5310 Clovertown processors.
I've enabled SMP for dual processor support
I've enabled Multi-core for multi-core support
Now, the question is: Should I also activate SMT (Hyperthreading) scheduler support or will that just drive down performance?
Thankful for any advice,