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Old 07-17-2004, 02:59 PM   #1
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Question Control Center->Linux Kernel

I've installed SlackWare10 on my dual processor server, but the 2.4.26 kernel that it installs only sees or uses one processor. If I go to the Linux Kernel Configuration tool in the Control Center and only enable the SMP for dual processors, and then save the file and rebuild the kernel with it enabled, will everything else remain the same. The server runs good and all the different processes so I want everything to remain the same except I want both processors to be utilized. Or is there some other way to go about it. What's the use of having dual processors if the Kernel isn't going to use them? Thanks for the help.
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I've never used the KDE kernel configuration interface,
so can't guarantee that this will work correctly. Use
make menuconfig or make xconfig (comes with the
kernel) instead. And if you started out using the config
that came with Slack, and the change to SMP is the
only change you make, it will work fine.

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You may also want to download a kernel source with *smp* in it and recompile that on your system... im pretty newb about compiling kernels myself... Ive only done a few hackjobs with the readme's that come with the kernel sources =)

All i know is that suses default kernel is no good for smp and you gots to download the smp one =)

smp roughly translates into multi-processer FYI
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There is no separate SMP kernel source. Certain distros like SuSE will supply different variants of the same kernel, some compiled with SMP and some not, but there's no separate kernel source for SMP kernels -- it's just a configuration option when you build the kernel. Slackware, unfortunately, does not provide a prebuilt SMP kernel, so you have to roll your own from source.


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