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Old 02-22-2005, 01:35 AM   #1
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free linux that support dual cpu?

Hello all

i like to ask if any one know what version of free linux ( redhat, suse)
support dual cpu using SMP ??

and if so is it automatic going into SMP processs or not ??

thanks alot

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Old 02-22-2005, 02:26 AM   #2
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Fedora, Suse and Mandrake support smp, you just need to install the right kernel.
Old 02-22-2005, 03:38 AM   #3
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From where i get the right kernel??

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you want smp kernels
just about all distros support this.
Old 02-22-2005, 10:47 AM   #5
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Its not distro specific, if you have the 2.6.X kernel you can compile in SMP kernel that stands for symmetric multi processing, basically saying you want to use 2 processors recompile the kernel and bam dual CPU support
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Yeah like they've said above as long as your kernel (2.6.x) has smp support you can have 2 cpu's. Normally you have to recompile and change the setting though some distros like debian (not sure of others) let you download a precompiled kernel with smp support.


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