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Old 07-07-2004, 02:29 PM   #1
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Difference Enterprise vs SMP


I have FEDORA 1 and LILO menu gives me Enterprise and SMP and "reglular Linux" and other selections. I have an ABIT IC7-G MAX2 mobo w/P4 2.8C(Hyperthreading). It looks like 2 cpus to windows XP pro. ! Why would I use enterprise over SMP?

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Old 07-08-2004, 01:36 AM   #2
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If you have a hyperthread capable CPU, use SMP.

If an authoritative answer from a complete stranger doesn't sway you, do some benchmarking for yourself. Timing a kernel compile while booted under the different kernels should be instructive.
 
Old 07-09-2004, 02:14 PM   #3
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I'm going to guess that the enterprise kernel has 64GB memory support. However, you'll want to use the 4GB kernel (smp) if you don't have more than 4GB since there is a performance hit for the larger memory kernel (there's also compatibility issues with some 3rd party apps with any 64GB kernels).

SLES (and even consumer SUSE Pro) provides the 4GB-smp and 64GB-smp kernels and have been doing so for many, many years now. I'm just guessing at what RHELAS's "ent" kernel is.
 
Old 07-10-2004, 04:18 AM   #4
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Difference Enterprise vs SMP

Thanks for the info on Enterprise vs SMP kernel. Since I have "only" 1024KB of DDR RAM, I can sefely use SMP kernel and eliminate the selection for the Enterprise kernel & its entries in /boot directory. Enough performance hits have come my way already with WINDOWS XP!
Thanks to all for the help.
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Old 07-10-2004, 05:17 PM   #5
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First off, thanks to the posters who answered the question. I have to admit I wondered about that myself.

Secondly, FYI the original forum this was posted in is for questions relating to business use of Linux. I know it's confusing, but topics related to home/hobby use of distributions that have "Enterprise" in the title, or questions about the "enterprise" kernel don't belong in the Linux - Enterprise forum.

I've decided to move this to the Newbie forum since it's likely that other new users may have this same question.
 
  


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