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Old 04-05-2004, 10:14 PM   #1
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P4 with Hyperthreading: Should the SMP support be enabled at kernel level?

Under make xconfig -> Processor type and feature, there is an option to enable SMP. However, under the description, there is nothing mentioned about processor with hyperthreading.

Must I enable SMP support in the kernel for the hyperthreading feature to be utilitised?

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Old 04-05-2004, 10:30 PM   #2
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As far as I know SMP stands for symmetric multi-processing, in other words dual-processing. I'm not sure how it relates to Hyper-Threading Technology.
Old 04-06-2004, 12:32 AM   #3
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Yes it needs to be enabled.


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