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Old 05-13-2004, 03:26 AM   #1
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Distribution: Slackware 10.2 kernel 2.6.13, Gentoo amd64, Some mish-mash of programs that started with slack 9.0
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smp and hyperthreading?

Having just spent a day getting rid of the sasser worm on my "other" computer I'm ready to switch it over to Slackware. I've been using it with much success on my laptop, compiled kernels, configured everything multiple times etc. so I'm pretty comfortable doing it. My only question is do I want to use SMP support for a p4 3.4 with hyperthreading. The hyperthreading acts like two processors but would linux treat it as such?
Old 05-13-2004, 05:01 AM   #2
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Yes. You most certainly do.... It's really neat...


Enhanced Real Time Clock Support under character devices as well... You can check dmesg to see that it is actually seeing 2 procs and setting them up.
Old 05-13-2004, 05:09 AM   #3
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I'm going to assume you probably have a SATA only drive on that thing.... Slackware won't even boot to the install prompt if thats the case... Go over to in their slack forum and check out a thread there. Should still be on the first page. Download and make 3 boot disks with your laptop and use them to get the install going on the new computer. Well, just read that thread. It's all there..
Old 05-13-2004, 07:03 AM   #4
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Keep an eye on your dmesg for Losing too many ticks! If you start to see this. Recompile your kernel and change a few timer settings. I had this problem w/ 2.6.6 RC1. It made the computer behave in very strange ways. Otherwise I love my p4 w/ HT (2.8 OCed to 3.0Gz)



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