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Re: SMP vs. Uniprocessor Kernel
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: SMP vs. Uniprocessor Kernel
- From: Nick Holland <nick_(_at_)_holland-consulting_(_dot_)_net>
- Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2004 19:48:58 -0400
Dom De Vitto wrote:
This might sound like a *really* dumb question, but....
Is the plan to eventually have a single GENERIC image for SMP AND
uniprocessor systems, or will the SMP kernel always be a separate
I've seen dumber questions... 8)
In a perfect world, there would be just one GENERIC kernel with SMP
support, which would run perfectly on SP boxes as well.
Last I heard, the world will NOT be assumed perfect for 3.6. After 3.6?
I think the plan is to consolidate. But that's assuming something pretty
close to perfect. 8)
We have a very strong dislike for ANYTHING that breaks a currently
Would testing the SMP kernel on uniprocessor systems be useful
to the team? (I'm _guessing it works but is slower than uniproc)
General rule is TEST EVERYTHING. :)
The more testing, the more confidence we will have for the consolidation.